Welcome to LNDSKT.
We are a planning and consulting company specialized in state-of-the-art skatepark design. Founded and operated by active skateboarders, we support user-oriented skatepark planning covered by HOAI work stages 1-9. We know the specific needs of skatepark users from our own experience. We are truly connected with skateboarders and speak their language. Our mission: To raise the bar for skatepark design in Germany and beyond. This is LNDSKT.
Our scope of services.
We offer customized skatepark design according to HOAI work stages 1-9 (Official Fee Scale for Services by Architects and Engineers). Our planning process stays close to the goals of our clients as well as the needs of local end users. In order to meet the highest quality control standards, our individualized design approach always follows five core principles:
Skateboarding exhibits a strong subcultural identity. This is one of the key theses proposed by LNDSKT co-founder Dr. Veith Kilberth in his dissertation ‘The Olympic Skateboarding Terrain: Between Subculture and Sportization’. Based on extensive research, Kilberth poses questions such as; What are the fundamental design principles for skateparks? Which social and cultural aspects of skateboarding need to be considered? What are skateboarding’s 10 identity-creating characteristics? Why are skateparks necessary and what could municipal offerings for skateboard spaces entail in the future? Click below to find a summary of the dissertation’s main takeaways.
“Skateparks are an important meeting point for a local scene with identity-establishing value for teens and young adults. Offering space for autonomous motion experiences without coaches or lesson they fit the contemporary life circumstances of young people.”
Petra Heinemann, Child Welfare Office Cologne