Steel Bridge Skatepark

Portland, Oregon

This sculptural recreational space is inspired by its dynamic urban-industrial context at the base of Portland’s Steel Bridge. Spectators and pedestrians are safely immersed in skateboarding through the interconnectivity of space, where traditional skate park bowls and ramps are merged with elements of contemporary urban public space. The site’s topography and architecture offer spectators a range of vantage points, with belvederes and platforms reaching into the park and closer to the action.

City of Portland
Environmental Design Research Association, 2011
Oregon ASLA Honor Award, 2011