AreaFiftyOne skate park was first opened to the public in an old hangar in the Dutch city of Meerhoven, and in 2006 it moved to its current location in one of Philips’ old factory buildings at Strijp-S, Eindhoven. Flooded with natural light, AreaFiftyOne offers skate lessons, workshops, a bar, DJ’s and live performances that range from hip hop to punk, and experimental to Drum & Bass.
Different areas like a flat U-shape cross-section and a MU-bowl have been designed for kids to experiment and practice freestyle, street and transition moves. The outdoor skating area has a couple of tree-trunk supported poles for practicing tricks (inspired by Droog Design’s Tree-trunk benches, perhaps?).
One of the coolest spaces to hang out in Eindhoven, AreaFiftyOne Skatepark is the perfect space for young kids and adults to test out some tricks on wheels.
Photo © Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitat