Thrilling Design Unveiled: Stella Plage’s New Skate Park

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Project Highlights

Client: MAIRIE DE CUCQ
Landscape Designer: ESPACE LIBRE
Program: Design of a skate park – Stella Plage in Cucq (Pas-de-Calais – FRANCE)
Surface Area: 2,900 m2
Budget: €350,000 (excluding VAT)
Completion of Work: April 2022

In a daring fusion of urban planning and architectural ingenuity, Espace Libre, the landscape and urban planning studio, has unveiled its latest masterpiece in Stella Plage, Cucq (Pas-de-Calais). The much-anticipated Skate Park, spanning an impressive 3,000m2, seamlessly integrates into the vibrant urban and landscaped development of this coastal gem.

Architectural Symphony in Stella Plage

Situated between the iconic Place de l’Étoile and the mesmerizing seafront, the Skate Park is not merely a recreational facility but a pivotal component in the broader redevelopment strategy of Stella Plage. Espace Libre‘s visionary approach encompasses the redesign of Place de l’Étoile, the creation of ecological corridors along the Cours des Champs Elysées, and a visionary housing program weaving through the heart of the town.

Strategic Location: Where Creativity Meets Urban Dynamism

What sets this facility apart is its strategic placement at the convergence of various urban programs. Nestled between the seafront, a bustling residential neighborhood, and connecting streets that lead to the expansive dunes, the Skate Park serves as a dynamic crossroads, linking the diverse elements of Stella Plage’s development.

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Innovative Design, Inclusive Experience

Espace Libre conceptualized the Skate Park as more than just a concrete jungle for thrill-seekers. Drawing inspiration from the nearby sea and dunes, the park features supple concrete curves, incorporating a mini climbing wall and a basketball hoop. Open to a myriad of gliding enthusiasts, from scooters to rollerblades, the public facility encourages free exploration. Notably, the park is intentionally unfenced, promoting accessibility while users are expected to adhere to designated opening hours.

Stella Plage’s Skate Park: A Year Later

Delivered in April 2022, the Skate Park is not only an architectural triumph but also a flourishing landscape project. A year later, the carefully selected plants have flourished, adding a green dimension to the concrete landscape. The track has become a magnet for thrill-seekers, solidifying its place as a hub for those seeking exhilarating experiences in Stella Plage.

In Conclusion

Stella Plage’s new Skate Park is not just a recreational facility; it’s a testament to the harmonious integration of architecture and nature. Espace Libre‘s innovative design has created a space where urban dynamism meets the thrill of gliding, offering an inclusive and exhilarating experience for residents and visitors alike. As the plants thrive and enthusiasts flock to the park, Stella Plage has truly embraced the thrills and spills of this architectural marvel.

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