Nike EHQ skate landscape

This is a renovated city square that connects the offices and sports activities on the Nike Campus. In addition, the Nike skate area is freely accessible daily.

It is called a skate landscape because of its combination between traditional architecture and skateboard architecture. The skate landscape is intended as a public space that incorporates varius skate-able elements. This makes it feel more like a skate spot rather than the traditional skatepark. All skate-able elements are based on shapes and object that have shaped skateboarding over the past decades, with the Aalto wave as its centerpiece.

The area is characterized by its authentic and inviting appearance, designed to stimulate skateboarders’ creativity. This new hybrid area is built to be inviting to all audiences and a forward-thinking approach to public spaces, which hopefully will lead to many more similar areas.

Image: Nine yards
Image: Nine Yards
Image: Marcel Veldman
Image: Marcel Veldman
Short documentary about the development of the Nike EHQ Skatelandscape. Film by Pastrami.

Conceptual direction/Design: F31 Rich Holland @floda31drc Marije de Haas (with engineering support from @bedir.bekar)
Skate landscape build: Nine Yards
Hoofdaannemer: De Enk @de_enk_groen_en_golf
Landschap: @bureaubplusb
Ingenieur: BK ingenieurs
The Bounce: Ruben Sanchez @zoonchez

Special thanks to:
Wouter Bakker @digiwout
Eelco de koning @eelcodekoning
Nike SB team @nikesb