The first version of the design for the future skatepark on Westblaak in Rotterdam is complete. The designers refer to ‘the ocean, the beach and the boardwalk’. What does this have to do with the future of the skatepark? We found out during the presentation on 2nd October 2013 in the pavilion at the Westblaak skatepark.
The design team, represented by Marcel Musch and Janne Saario, presented the design, and members of Rotterdam council informed the participants about the next steps in the process.
In the weeks preceding the presentation a lot of work went in to developing a first version of what the new skatepark would look like. Among the contributors to the design process were many skateboarders, BMX and scooter riders, whose input was used by the multidisciplinary design team, who also had feedback from a users panel.