Gallery: Magnificent Factoría Joven Skate Park is a Luminous Oasis in M...

Spain-based Selgascano Studio recently completed construction upon Factoría Joven - an incredible skate park and outdoor playground set on the outskirts of Mérida. Inspired by construction methods used to create Chinese dragons and built to last, the boldly colored structure shines from within with a beautiful white glow. Read on for a closer look at this magnificent building, which may just inspire you to pick up a skateboard and start practicing tricks at your local park.

Photo © Iwan Baan

Factoría Joven surprised adults and kids when it opened its doors in Mérida last March. The old capital of Lusitania, home to a unique UNESCO World Heritage Site, now houses one of Spain’s most striking architectural parks. The outdoor skate and amusement park is elevated upon a base about 1.5 metres off the ground in order to protect the archaeological remains beneath it. The multifunctional space is a place where youth can meet, practice sports, dance, play music and even access the Internet through public computers.


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