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Photovoltaic Ice Skating Rink in Kamchatsky, Russia by Margot Krasojevic Architects

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Article source: Margot Krasojevic Architects

The ice skating rink is located on a natural lake in the Kamchatka peninsula, Russia. Kamchatka is positioned high in the mountains surrounded by volcanic terrain, nearby nature reserves, hot springs and scenic routes through the peninsula make the area popular with tourists and locals.

The lake is exposed to bright daylight with winter temperatures averaging 20 F, ensuring the lake stays frozen over the winter months, the ice rink uses photovoltaic cells to generate an electrical current in order to freeze the lake throughout the year or when needed for ice hockey tournaments, the rink is flooded from below the surface to keep it frozen and strengthen the ice. The project is multi-purpose, with an outdoor cinema and a natural geothermal spa, the design intends to reflect the fluid nature and ever changing state of the immediate environment. Geothermal turbines are also used to keep the lake at a frozen temperature and provide an energy source for the cinema. The precipitous mountain range has many natural hot springs and skiing ranges.

Image Courtesy © Margot Krasojevic Architects

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Oslo Skatehall in Norway by DARK Arkitekter AS

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Article source: DARK Arkitekter AS 

Skateboarding was banned in Norway on 1 September 1978, with the intention of preventing serious accidents. This did not discourage the skateboarders, and the skateboarding scene grew steadily. When the ban was lifted in 1989 the interest exploded. Skateboarders went from being lawbreakers to celebrities and youth idols. In January 2017, 28 years after the ban was lifted, Oslo finally got its own custom-built venue for the today a well-established sport. Oslo Skatehall stands now as the best custom-designed skatepark, and one of the largest of its kind in northern Europe.

Image Courtesy © Finn Ståle Felberg/Kultur- og idrettsbygg Oslo KF

  • Architects: DARK Arkitekter AS
  • Project: Oslo Skatehall
  • Location: Stavangergata 28, Oslo, Norway
  • Photography: Finn Ståle Felberg/Kultur- og idrettsbygg Oslo KF and Lars Gartå/DARK
  • Software used: SketchUp, Revit
  • Client: Kultur- og idrettsbygg Oslo KF
  • Landscape architect: Rambøll/Landskapsfabrikken
  • Interior skateboard elements: Glifberg+Lykke/IOU Ramps
  • Contractor: Varden Entreprenør AS
  • Area: 2.300 sqm + 640 sqm exterior skatepark
  • Project year: 2017

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Water Ski Park in Kayseri, TURKEY by BKA-BahadırKulArchitects

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Article source: BKA-BahadırKulArchitects

Landmark of the city Kayseri Wonderland Project consists of many different facilities. One of them is the Water Ski Park having 33.000 square meters site area and a 3.000 square meters island in the artificial lake.

 Image Courtesy © Ket Kolektif / BKA-Bahadır Kul Architects

Image Courtesy © Ket Kolektif / BKA-Bahadır Kul Architects

  • Architects: BKA-BahadırKulArchitects
  • Project: Water Ski Park
  • Location: Kayseri, TURKEY
  • Photography: Ket Kolektif / BKA-Bahadır Kul Architects
  • Client: Greater Municipality of  Kayseri
  • Site Area: 100.000 m2\
  • Total Floor Area: 2.300 m2
  • Construction Period: 2011/2013
  • Software used: Autocad, 3d max, photshop, sketch up

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Urban Nature Skatepark in Alingsås, Sweden by Giovanni Traverso

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Article source: Giovanni Traverso

What happens when the artificial mixes with forces of nature; what if urban punks found themselves surfing in open sea or riding waves of magma?

The project for the Alingsås skate arena is a 12 minutes light show were we integrated the floor washing light of a sequence of about 20  Philips LED colour blast with the special projected effects of 4 Martin Moving Heads. Visual effects were highlight by two big Traxon mesh screen fixed on two opposite towers. The rhythm of the show, based on natural sounds, move the light from quiet, to shocking effects, moving light levels from daylight to darkness.

 Image Courtesy © Robert Persson


Image Courtesy © Robert Persson

  • Architects: Giovanni Traverso
  • Project: Urban Nature Skatepark
  • Location: Alingsås, Sweden
  • Photography: Robert Persson
  • Team: E. Thunstrom, O. De Vries, A. Malmberg, O. Carlsson-Freden, A. Camilla, M. Jacob Ostlund, D.Kristoffer

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Coleman Oval Skate Park in Manhattan, New York by HAO / Holm Architecture Office

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

Article source: HAO / Holm Architecture Office

HAO / Holm Architecture Office invited to participate in the Coleman Oval Skatepark Competition.

HAO / Holm Architecture Office along with five other New York design offices have been invited to participate in the re-design of the Coleman Oval Skate Park and the master planning of the Coleman Oval Park. The competition is sponsored by Architecture for Humanity, which received a TKTK grant from for the redesign of the park.

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  • Architect: HAO / Holm Architecture Office
  • Name of Project: Coleman Oval Skate Park
  • Location: Coleman Oval Park, Manhattan, NY
  • Program: Playground, Skate Park, Public Park, Stage, Dog Run, Base Ball Field    & Sports Program
  • Type: Invited Competition

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