The Orewa Skatepark Renewal Project has been a welcomed addition for the skatepark users of Orewa. RICH Landscapes has envisioned an environment that connects with its position on the Hibiscus Coast and its gateway location to the North. The design originally looked at reutilising the old go kart track as a flowing ribbon of concrete around the park with a variety of features. Concrete grinding would have brought the surface back to a smooth finish with wavy patterns left to signify its connection to the sea. Within the existing asphalt area a long sculptural wave like transition has been designed that wraps around a ramped skatepath and Judging area leading to the terraced platform ledges and garden gap. A variety of other features including a small pump track, cali red kerbs, a wollie sand castle and corten steel have been used to reinforce its connection to the site while providing unique skate opportunities for users.
Photos courtesy of Matty P Photography