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La Iglesia Skate

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In the Spanish city of Llanera, in the northwestern principality of Asturias, skateboarding is a religion. So much so, in fact, that a collective of skateboarders called the Church Brigade bought a 100-year-old church and converted it into La Iglesia Skate (“Skate Church” in English). The Church Brigade’s indoor skate mecca caught the eye of Madrid-based artist Okuda San Miguel, known for his brand of vibrantly colored, pop cubism-meets-surrealist art. Continue reading

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Skate + Park by EFFEKT

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In the spring of 2013, Lemvig Municipality faced a group of citizens eager to transform an empty industrial lot on the city’s harbour front into an area of leisure and recreation. Architect EFFEKT worked closely with representatives from different user groups to develop a new type of urban space. The result of this collaboration was an integrated skatepark + urban park that offered a range of programmatic features and recreational opportunities.  Continue reading

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Copenhagen’s Urban Heat Island Escape

On a hot day, refuge from the heat can be found right in the centre of Copenhagen. Just a short cycle ride away from the Christianshavn Metro, the harbour baths at Islands Brygge offer Danes and visitors alike the opportunity to cool down in one of five pools while admiring the surrounding building spires and the hustle and bustle of the commute across Børsgade Knippelsbro bridge. Continue reading

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