“Basel is an amazing place.
In the summer of 2011 the news that the beloved BLACKCROSSBOWL was to be destroyed came true and plans were soon put into place to find a new space to build. After some intense dealings with permits and raising money the Basel crew, motivated as ever, started digging, laying iron and troweling concrete in the waste land around the port area of Basel.
Overall the construction took sixteen weeks and used about seventy cubic meters of concrete, 400 meters squared of concrete paradise.”
“Looking back on the process it seems that designing a skatepark while building it, is the best way to make it original and have a lot of lines that work really well” – Oli Bürgen
The name Port Land came from…
- A. The project is located in the port of Basel.
- B. It’s a tribute to Burnside, the first large scale DIY concrete park.
- C. The use of Portland cement for concrete parks.
You can see a full article in the latest issue of Confusion Magazine: Buy issue #8
The super 8 footage at the end of the video is from Plainpalais Geneva skatepark.
Have fun…” – Stewart Monk
camera & edit: stewart monk | reelfunmedia.com
b & w film photography and printing by Piper / pipeshots.com