French company Constructo has designed the new Luxembourg city skatepark as a reinterpretation of the geometric forms of the nearby Vauban Fortress, an UNESCO world heritage site, creating a place for all members of the skating community to engage and enjoy.
Built in the Peitruss Valley Park, which acts as a natural borderline between the old town and the new town, the skatepark has a total surface of 2750m² that includes a small bowl, one big bowl with a cradle, a deep-end of 3m2 high with pool coping, a street dome and a street plaza.
Constructo involved the skateboard community in the early design phase to create a park according to their needs, one that adapts to all urban sports including skateboarding, rollerblading and BMX, and complies to all levels of expertise, from the beginner to the professional.
The skatepark integrates stone walls and cladding on the benches, as well as different colours for the concrete slabs, such as cream and brown, which allow it to blend with the surrounding Vauban wall.
For the street plaza, the design includes a patchwork based on three shades of grey that also links to the different shades of the wall. The project includes all public facilities, benches, water fountains, public toilets, bicycle parking, and 12 light masts insuring a secured night use.