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Good news: British firm Guy Hollaway Architects has designed a bonkers-looking building proposal that takes the best parts of skating in a parking garage and combines them with the the convenience (and legality) of a more traditional skatepark. When completed—Guy Hollaway hopes in early 2017— the multilevel building in Folkestone, England, will be a massive sporting complex where people can skateboard, rock climb and ride BMX bikes indoors.The skatepark’s unorthodox design was born out of a common urban constraint: lack of space. Folkestone’s only skatepark is closing later this year to make room for residential housing, and the developer, Roger De Haan, wanted to find a place to relocate the park. Having just bought a plot of land, De Haan entertained the idea of moving the park there, only the plot of land was too small to house everything a decent skatepark needs. So they decided to look up. “When you start thinking about it in terms of multi stories, the opportunity changes,” Hollaway says.Read whole Story here.