This was also the case when the street area was opened at Bremen’s Überseepark in 2014. The facilities were influenced by lots of ideas gathered at several workshops held with young people from Bremen. The Tteam of planners at DSGN CONCEPTS checked the feasibility of the ideas by interpreting, analysing and evaluating them with their extensive experience. This led to the creation of something unique. “You won’t find facilities like these anywhere else. Every location is different, so we model every park to fit in with the landscape. This is what makes all our skating facilities unique”, emphasises Naschold.
“A skatepark is a place to exercise and socialise, and its design should be as aesthetically pleasing as possible. We tend to compare it to an actual park: People only like to go there if everything looks inviting and balanced and makes them feel well. That’s how everything should ultimately be at a skatepark as well”. And it also has to be attractive to different types of skaters and age groups. The facilities at the Überseepark are exactly that: The park is designed for skateboarding, BMX and inline skating, and it’s visited by young and old.
Street and bowl area
The skating facilities at the Überseepark have something for all ages and abilities. There’s both a street and bowl area. The street area contains obstacles you might find in town or on the street (hence the name). The other area has so-called “bowls” that you can skate along. Following the theoretical planning stage, Naschold tested the street obstacles himself – and was happy with the results.
Skate along the Bremen Key
Naschold and his colleagues work all over Germany. That’s why they try and add a bit of each city’s “local colour” in every skatepark they plan. The facilities at the Überseepark are no exception, as the key from Bremen’s coat of arms has been integrated and can even be skated along. You can see this feature particularly well from the air.