P.U.S.H

- an urban meeting place with skateboard park opens in Gallerian

On November 13, 2019, the doors to Sweden’s only skateboard park will open in the middle of Stockholm city. It’ll be a brand new meeting place where it’s possible to skateboard, shop among street brands, and listen to exciting lectures. Together with the partners, the important thing is to fill these 300 days with innovative thinking and make a difference every day.

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Many people have curiously followed how the new meeting place has grown up in the heart of Stockholm. A skate bowl and street area is now in place on the upper floor of Gallerian, with panoramic views of some of Stockholm’s most lively streets.

Among others, the project includes Alex Lindgren, who is the project manager for P.U.S.H. He has been a skateboarding professional himself and has been skating in Gallerian since 1976 when the mall was built; at the time when the Stockholmers used to sing ‘the lane of Gallerian is my second home.’

P.U.S-H opens in Gallerian

“Yes, it’s we’ve come full circle. Skateboarding has been a lifestyle for many of us since then, but nowadays, it’s also an Olympic sport. Through the innovative skateboarding team behind Performance Sk8, we get the opportunity to work with fantastic partners like Sweden for UNHCR, which means we can support people that are fleeing, while having fun, teaching skateboarding and hanging out in the lovely lounge environment. My job is quite nice, right?” says Alex with a big smile.

The Secretary-General of Sweden for UNHCR, Åsa Widell, is pleased with the partnership.

“This is a fantastic project, and we hope that many people will visit the premises and see the innovative portable refugee homes – Better Shelter – in place. And of course, that the visitors contribute to the fundraising to help the nearly 71 million displaced people around the world.”

P.U.S.H opens in Gallerian, Stockholm

P.U.S.H is open every day of the week during Gallerian’s opening hours. It’ll offer Music Tuesdays, live podcasts, Training Thursdays, and many other surprises on both weekdays and weekends.

About P.U.S.H

P.U.S.H (Performance Sk8 Urban Skate House) is a charity project in favor of UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency), but also an urban meeting place filled with exciting activities, rewarding events, and a new retail concept developed in collaboration with Peter Scherr from Popup Agency. White Architects and concept designer Mikael Lagerström from DesignLab Sweden have designed this area of 1000 m² which can be found in Gallerian in Urban Escape, Stockholm, one floor up, above the main entrance.

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P.U.S.H
Hamngatan 37, 111 53 Stockholm, Sverige

Gallerian
Hamngatan 37
111 57 Stockholm

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