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Rabalder Park, Nordarch design, Index Awards 2013, rainwater collection, rainwater harvesting, rainwater, sustainable park Denmark, urban design, skate park Roskilde, recreational spaces

Designed by Danish firm Nordarch, Rabalder Park combines its drainage function with recreation, offering the city inhabitants lots of hang-out, grill and dancing areas, fitness and parkour equipment and a huge skate park. The entire complex, including a large skate park,  is fully integrated into the existing water canal system that stretches through a series of hills and brings the rain water to the adjacent lake.

The park is a part of a larger area called MUSICON, which is currently under development. The concrete factories and storage facilities of Roskilde will be replaced with housing areas, office spaces, schools, art studios, a Rock museum and an indoor skate park. The development will also contain a large facility dedicated to collecting rainwater from the adjacent city areas.

Rabalder Park won the Danish Town Planning Prize in 2012 and was nominated as finalist in this year’s Index: Awards.

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