”For me, skateboarding works as a good counterbalance for design work," Saario told Wastelands magazine, "and it used to work the other way around too; if my tricks weren’t hitting it, I knew that I can always go back to my drawing board.”  Photo 7 of 7 in Janne Saario's Modern Skate Parks
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Steelpark was built in the northern Swedish town of Luleå in the summer of 2011. Luleå is a harbor town which is famous for it's steel industry. The site has been a backyard meadow for the existing apartment buildings of the area, but over the years, the meadow had turned into city's stockyard and a random dirtbike track.  Photo 2 of 7 in Janne Saario's Modern Skate Parks
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The massive Moon skate park will be part of a big multipark in Leppävaara, Espoo in Finland. It is made out of concrete, granite and steel and is a mixture of soft crater shaped transitions and common street obstacles. Construction is estimated to be ready in Autumn 2013.  Photo 1 of 7 in Janne Saario's Modern Skate Parks
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