Adelaide City Skatepark | Convic

Adelaide City Skatepark | Convic | Photographer: City of Adelaide

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Adelaide City Skatepark | Convic

Traditional Land Owners
Kaurna People

South Australia

City of Adelaide Prize (SA)
City of Adelaide
Project summary

The new Adelaide City skatepark provides a standout destination facility capable of holding international competitions and events, putting Adelaide on the map for extreme sports while catering for skill progression and a community events. With a design that is sympathetic to its green parkland setting, its central location elevates skate and youth culture within the city and broader SA region.

Paying homage to the old city skatepark, community consultation and stakeholder input helped develop a space that celebrates and recreates a contemporary version of the much-loved old city skatepark.

The combination of unconventional unique obstacles and quirky sculptural layout provides a space that is different from anything Australia has seen before. The design works as one large flowing skatepark or individual skate areas that cascade down the sloped site, while the varying materials create a plaza space that reflects the rich layers of the Cities urban fabric.

South Australia Architecture Awards Accolades
City of Adelaide Prize

Convic listened to the community, giving them something extraordinary whilst also incorporating nostalgic elements from the old City skatepark and materiality reflective of popular street skating locations. This ‘placemaking driven’ design unashamedly screams ‘Adelaide’, providing a source of pride and a feeling of ownership from the community. The design is inclusive, allowing for skill progression, use by all wheeled enthusiasts and ideal spaces for socialising and spectator viewing.

The skatepark is buzzing day and night, attracting families during the day and providing a safe, welcoming hub for young people and a real sense of belonging for the skate community.

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Adelaide City Skatepark | Convic | Photographer: Convic

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