We’re pleased to present the new Betonlandschaften (concrete landscape) redesigned site. Enjoy the new design and feel welcome to share your favorite projects via the social networks. All the older projects are in current work process and will be online soon too.
Let us join forces to create more bike- and skateparks!
Best greetings from the Betonlandschaften Team
The Architects Newspaper published an article about the skatepark Bethlehem.
The Architect’s Newspaper serves up news and inside reports to a niche community of architects, designers, engineers, landscape architects, lighting designers, interior designers, academics, developers, contractors, and other parties interested in the built urban environment.
Read the article online:
“German landscape architecture firm Maier Landschaftsarchitektur has designed a very colorful addition to Bethlehem, a town you’d be forgiven for foremost associating with the birthplace of a certain Biblical character. Built with the support of charities Skate-Aid and SOS Children’s Villages….”
FLL – research and development company for landscape development and landscape construction
The FLL pursued by statute exclusively charitable purposes for the promotion of science and research for landscape development and landscaping in areas fundamentals, planning, design and production as well as the preparation and dissemination of policies and guidelines in these areas.
Ralf Maier is director of the rules committee for the “design, construction and maintenance of skate and bike facilities”.
Currently the “recommendation for the design, construction and maintenance of skate and bike facilities” was published in form of a “yellow print” (an objection procedure).
The new recommendation is intended for planners, designers, suppliers and public institutions. The FLL recommendation shall serve as extension of the DIN EN 14974 (facilities for the use with roll sport gadgetry) from 2010 and covers the following topics:
– Overview of the different types of facilities
– Requirements for the construction and building materials
– Planning and design principles
– Requirements for maintenance
– Best practice examples
Ralf Maier participated in the “Archmarathon Awards” in Milano, Italy. The project Skatepark Bethlehem was nominated in the category “Urban Design & Public Spaces”. An international audience was able to watch the presentation. See also: archmarathon.
Here you can see our first ideas for the sports facility in Gummersbach, Germany.
Between an old signal tower, the street Ringstraße, a newly planned police station and a railway embankment is an unused lawn located. On this area shall the new sports park be constructed.
The leisure offer is aimed primarily at children and young people who play on the facility, climb, cycle, skate, boulder and play beach handball. The old signal tower is integrated into the concept and provides users also a rich offer for leisure activities.
The old signal tower will remain. The natural stone base is creatively addressed at several points in the new facility to achieve a connected material and form language.