City of Berlin
1. Berliner Skateboard Verein e.V.
transparent planning office
The green space office Friedrichhain-Kreuzberg had the wish to plan a skate facility on the area in the Volkspark Friedrichshain. The Berlin skateboard club 1. BSV forwarded the request to Endboss. After a successful application for the planning contract, work then began.
The local skateboard club, as well as the young people living in the district were involved from the beginning and their concerns were taken into account. It was important to create a facility for all age groups with a low-threshold requirement level, without losing the excitement of riding the skatepark.
The area is located in the heart of Berlin at the district border between Pankow and Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. That means special circumstances in the context of the building site completion, straight which concerns permission and interests of public authorities. In addition, the area was very small and the construction site logistics were not easy to handle. The explosive ordnance survey, i.e., an investigation into whether bombs were lying dormant underground, hovered over all the planning work, since the area lies beneath a former FLAK tower in the Volkspark. This made the whole project very time-consuming to plan.
In Berlin, the rules are different! Here even parents throw their children together with skateboard over the construction fence.
Even before the opening, the facility was so heavily used that a final completion in the sense of a brand new, fresh facility was not possible. The facility is so massively besieged, especially by local children with scooters, that the skateboard club is trying to resolve conflicts between the children and the skaters. This means that the facility is so popular that it could serve as an impetus for further offers on the area.