The fun, communal Factoria Joven Skate Park based in Madrid is also referred to as a youth factory, and is a brightly colored complex designed by Spanish-based SelgasCano Architects.
The outdoor facade is a visually stunning playground, allowing teens to bike and skate along the undulating curved forms and bold, brightly colored structures. The concept of the community space was first introduced in 2006 by physical education teacher, Javier Rodriguez Jimenez, whose background in humanization and urban spaces led him to the idea. Architects José Selgas and Lucía Cano used the forms and construction of Chinese dragons as inspiration for the structure, and utilized lightweight and inexpensive building materials. In addition to an outdoor skate complex, the building is home to a computer lab, dance studio and includes spaces used for street theater, music and video productions, as well as graffiti art.
The amazing facilities in the Factoria Joven Skate Park make this design a hub of creativity.
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