Danish Architectural Collective EFFEKT Transforms an Abandoned Warehouse Into a Skatepark
EFFEKT, an architectural collaborative based in Copenhagen, has revealed it’s latest project, the repurposing of an abandoned windmill factory into a new vibrant skatepark and street culture house. The company, which values lie in creating a lasting positive impacts via architecture and urbanism, attempts to create societal, economic, and environmental gains with each project. The latest attempt is Game StreetMekka, in the Danish city of Viborg, which tackles the complete transformation of a late 60s warehouse.
By wrapping the existing building in a light, translucent facade, the once uninviting space gives off a welcoming vibe. Inside, the factory floor is divided into functional areas for skating, bouldering, and dancing, along with workshop areas for music production, artist studios, and social spaces. Overall, EFFEKT, which is the Danish word for impact, has created transformed once abounded windmill factory into a positive hub for creativity and self expression for the surrounding community.
Words: Paola de Oliveira