The Dili skate park has been shaped by existing infrastructure, topography, drainage, budget and most importantly through community engagement. A site visit in October, 2018 offered an understanding of the location and a chance to sit with the locals to find out through consultation forms of what they wanted in their space. The concept design represents these collaborative contributions. It includes street and transition style elements, aiming to cater for a variety of different users and their range of skill levels whilst conscious of leaving plenty of open space and a layout that allows flow through the entire space. The opportunity to engage with the differing elements whilst maintaining speed. Alternatively the separate areas allow individuals to session their preferred elements. We have included a ‘crocodile’ style ledge to connect back to the creation story of Timor whilst offering a unique element to their park. The facility is of international standard and will further expand the resources of the adjoining ‘Ba Futuru’ youth organisation and existing active spaces.
Download the concept document here.