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Skateboard Park - Twisted Landscape

Author(s) Dean Kablunde
Date Posted August 11, 2010 2:48 PM
Program B.S.
Instructor Swackhamer

Adjacent to the existing site of this hybrid skateboard park / after school learning center are several transportation arteries, including a multi-lane parkway, minor surface roads, a light rail line, sidewalks, and a dedicated bike path. This scheme endeavors to subsidize the cost of the park by twisting the site's horizontal surface to the vertical position where it can be used as a billboard for paid advertising as well as a vertical skateboard ramp. The orientation of surface maximizes its exposure to the existing transportation arteries.