We’ve featured Brinkworth’s beautifully designed skate parks on the site before when they launched Nike’s BaySixty6, a community project under London’s Westway that invited people of all ages to pick up a deck and try their hand on the ramps. The initiative was such a success that Brinkworth have become something of an authority on skate park construction and have since been invited to create a temporary set-up at the Old Selfridges Hotel, located inside Selfridges department store.
It’s part of a seasonal campaign for Selfridges that’s themed around board games, encouraging customers to get involved in all manner of playful activities. As a result you can rent your own skateboard and have a crack at navigating the obstacles that litter the space.
Of course, this all looks lovely, but the HTC One Skatepark has caused some controversy this week, sparking a debate on The Telegraph about whether it’s acceptable for grown men to skateboard. In answer to this, Slam City Skates made the excellent video below, demonstrating firstly that yes, skateboarding by men over 15 is still cool and secondly that Brinkworth have done a cracking job of making a space that even seasoned professionals want to skate. Good job!
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