The Landskating documentary, directed by Kike Barberá, written by Oscar Blasco, Sergi Carulla and Kike Barberá, and produced by SCOB, was shot between 2013 and 2015. During this period, citizen participation processes were carried out, conducted by youngsters themselves, as well as the construction of the first three urban sports parks in the city of Barcelona – the Landskate Parks.
SCOB, a studio led by Sergi Carulla and Óscar Blasco, has designed up to five spaces for skateboarding and for other forms of urban skating, in Barcelona. They are located in such contrasting areas of the city as the Mar Bella beach (Poble Nou), the Áurea Cuadrado gardens (Les Corts), the Ronda de Dalt (Nou Barris), the Trinitat road junction (St. Andreu), or in the nearby municipality of El Prat del Llobregat. These Urban Sports Parks represent a new paradigm for public space – the new plazas for the city of the future.
To share the experience of these projects, SCOB organizes outreach activities. The objective is to make them known and explain their transformative capacity through their relationship with the landscape, with people, with their daily lives... The actions take place in civic centres, libraries, youth clubs, etc. Also, in the academic and exhibition area, Landskate Parks have been presented as successful experiences in the creation of a new generation of public spaces.
The Landskate Parks have received numerous awards, among which the IOC/IAKS prize, the most important international architecture award for sports, recreational and leisure facilities, under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee.
The Landskating documentary has been selected in several film and architecture festivals, and has been screened in more than 15 cities across Europe and Latin America.
2017Winner. OIC/IAKS Award, Bronze Medal, Community outdoor grounds and public areas category. Landskate Parks.
2016Selected for the FAD Awards 2016. Category “City and Landscape”. Landskate Parks, Barcelona’s Urban Sports Parks Network.
2015Shortlisted. FX International Design Awards, for the category Public Space Schemes. Landskate Parks.
2014Selected for the Rosa Barba international Award. VIII European Landscape Biennial. Skate Park A. Cuadrado. Barcelona.
2014Selected for the Rosa Barba international Award. VIII European Landscape Biennial. Skate Park Mar Bella. Barcelona.
2019Screening of the documentary Landskating and round table event in the framework of Concéntrico Festival. Logroño, Spain.
2017Screening of the documentary Landskating, within the program of the FECCIARQ, Festival de Cine Ciudad y Arquitectura. Managua, Nicaragua.
2017Screening of the documentary Landskating + round table at Mextrópoli. Festival Internacional de Arquitectura y Ciudad. Mexico City, Mexico.
2016Screening of the documentary Landskating within the program of the Matera Sport Film Festival. Matera, Italy.
2016Screening of the documentary Landskating at the Social Documentary Exhibition Imagen del Sur. Córdoba, Spain.
2016Screening of the documentary Landskating, within the program of the Festival Internacional de Cine y Arquitectura (Cinetekton). Puebla, Mexico.
2016Screening of the documentary Landskating, within the program of the Festival Internacional de Cine y Arquitectura (FICARQ). Santander, Spain.
2016Ecumenòpolis session, screening of the documentary Landskating produced by SCOB.
2016Screening of the documentary Landskating, within the program of the BCN Sports Film Festival.
Since their opening day, the Landskate Parks of Barcelona, have become a meeting point, as well as a point of reference for all generations and user disciplines. They have respected and revitalised the areas in which they have been built and have quickly generated several new and rewarding social and urban dynamics.