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The worlds largest skate park in Shanghai, China, the SMP skatepark is now open. It sets a new standard in contemporary skate facility design and construction. Click the logo above to visit the SMP skatepark website.
The CONVIC design team took a collaborative approach with some of Australia’s best professional skaters, to create a park that successfully manages to combine world class, unique and challenging elements for professionals and international level competition while still providing the space and variety of options necessary to ensure beginners can adequately develop skills.
The skatepark runs over 150m in length and in places up to 85m wide, totalling over 13700 sq/m (over 147,000 square feet) of permanent rideable terrain.
Key features include the massive Mondo Bowl that includes a 20m long full pipe and a 50m wide vert ramp. Within the main central skate park space there is over 7400 sq/m of bowl and park terrain with an additional 2000 sq/m competition area.
To the sides of the skatepark proper, over 4000 sq/m of skateable Chinese granite pavement provides seating terraces, access ways, shaded viewing zones and a multitude of street skating opportunities.
Convic construction management team members flew over from Australia during the building of the massive park and worked with the locals to ensure the park met the highest quality standards required for a skate park of this kind. For more information on our construction arm visit construction.
This integrated landscape design approach by CONVIC has ensured the skatepark compliments the adjacent sports centre and surrounding lakeside environment both as a significant active facility and visually dynamic designed space.
The park opened in October 2005 and has an annual Shanghai Showdown competition (insert link) each year which attracts some of the best professional skaters, inline and BMXers from around the world.
Description from the architects