Rune Glifberg, Skateparkitecht

Danish skateboarder Rune Glifberg has never missed a summer X Games event, and has 12 medals (two of them gold) to show for his 23 X Games appearances. Glifberg, who turned 40 last month, is still a top competitor, but these days he’s as likely to be winning international skatepark design contracts as gold medals.

“I think all skaters dream up things in their head that would be cool to skate, and I happen to have a very vivid imagination from skateboarding for so many years,” explains Glifberg, whose design partnership with his childhood skate pal Ebbe Lykke, dubbed Glifberg+Lykke, has led to nearly a dozen skatepark projects in Europe over the last decade. “All our lives we’ve been drawing up dream skateparks together. Ebbe went on to get the technical background to make all those architectural design visions real, and I’m wearing the core skater glasses.” >> Full story via

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