ADELAIDE CITY SKATE PARK

SA, AUSTRALIA

The old Adelaide City Skatepark was demolished in 2013 to make way for the development of The Royal Adelaide Hospital.This opened up an opportunity for the City of Adelaide to provide a premier world class skatepark on a site located on the fringe of the CBD.

The design resolved a number of challenging site constraints including a significantly sloping site, contaminated fill, poor subgrade and large mature tree species. Through the use of our experienced internal engineers, a cost-effective subgrade remediation methodology was adopted ensuring the project costs were feasible and able to progress.

The central plaza becomes the ‘Centre Piece’ of the design for spectators and skate flow. As all paths lead downhill to this area, it was critical to keep the plaza open which allows multiple users to flow through the space. The plaza utilises textured materiality replicating architectural styles of different eras within the CBD.