Skateparken - Et fænomen i Fælledparken

Camilla Gummer Krog-Jensen & Sanne Theresa Sørensen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The objective of the following report is to examine to what extend the physical design of an active urban space, influence the social acts, which takes place in the skatepark situated in Fælledparken. The field of our analysis is the skatepark, which has just been renewed through a major renovation, due to the renewal of the entire Fælledpark. Through the approach of identifying symbols, phenomenon’s and rhythms alongside investigating the planning process, we explored that the outcome of the planning process, was affected by the fact that the planner was situated in the culture of skating. Our scientific methods consist of an expert interview and user interviews, observations and examining a specific case, which our analysis is built upon. Our analysis was created to determine whether there is an interaction between the design of the skating facilities and usage of the urban space. The conclusion drawn by this report is that there is a strong connection between the planning and design and the usage of the park. Being an architect embodied in the lifestyle and culture of skateboarding, the planning outcome has been the creation of optimal skating facilities, which draws on knowledge and embodiedness of skating. The skatepark is an urban space, making room for arising of new friendship and creating of networks across gender, age and nationality. The point of origin for the development of the skating facilities features recognisable city elements, which is a fundamental part of the skating culture. The skating facility attracts international attention. However we also conclude the existents of a number of planning paradoxes, which includes the enclosure and institutionalisation of the free movement in the city, which is the essence of skating culture. The identified paradoxes results in a range of unintended consequences, which makes it difficult for skating as a lifestyle to be maintained.

UddannelserPlan, By og Proces, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato17 jan. 2013
VejledereJesper Visti Hansen


  • sociale handlinger
  • skaterkultur
  • fysisk udformning
  • skatepark
  • planlægningsproces
  • fænomener