street sports facility architecture
street sports facility architecture
street sports facility architecture
street sports facility architecture
street sports facility architecture
street sports facility architecture
street sports facility architecture

Street Mekka

An abandoned factory for precast concrete elements is fittingly the frame for the street sports facility. The design takes advantage of the existing crane and wall structures as a nod to the urban/industrial roots. 

The multi-use space likewise addresses the impromptu atmosphere and culture of streetsport, inviting the youngsters of the neighbourhood to participate in parkour, bouldering, basketball and dancing.

URBAN POWER designed the proposal for the comprehensive transformation, backed by experts and practitioners within the field of street sport, art and culture.

The building is transformed from abandoned factory to a true Mekka for the children and youngsters of Aalborg, with many functions besides just street sports. 

The non-profit organisation GAME who run the facility in close collaboration with the users, has a focus on educating young people in becoming street sport instructors and role models. 

As such, the facility also incorporates a café and a study room for the children to do their homework in. The design creates a continuance between the indoors and outdoors for the central activities by making use of the dramatic landscape immediately outside.

Read about sports and educational facility design and architecture: International People’s College, Idrætshøjskolen, Haarby School Plus

  • Location Aalborg, Denmark
  • Client Aalborg municipality, Realdania, Lokale- & Anlægsfonden, TrygFonden, NordeaFonden, GAME
  • Year 2016-2017
  • Status Restricted competition
  • Program Street sport, art and culture
  • Site area 2.400 m²
  • Floor area 2.000 m²
  • Collaborators Lund & Staun, Keingart, Rambøll, Jonathan Linde (Parkour), Esben Seir (bouldering), Stine Hvid (Street Art)
  • Team Sara Buhl Bjelke, Arne Cermak Nielsen, Rune Veile, Ewelina Purta, Laura Venturi, Moritz Dittrich, Anders K. Jensen, David Lacoque, Emil Göhns, Lucia Napuri

Street Mekka AALBORG DK

 
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