In October, after only a 3-week construction period, a pump track and impeller track of approx. 1200 m² was built. In addition to an impeller track for the very young children, a pump track was created with different heights and jump and driving in asphalt construction.
Executing company Konrad Willar with Pumptrack.de from Augsburg. On Saturday the 16.11.19 the official opening took place.
Skatepark A new skate park is being built on the base of the old skate park. In addition to a pool creates a street area on a total area of about 670 m².
The company Camp Ramps from Stolberg (near Aachen) started construction in August. Completion of the entire plant is scheduled for early December. The construction work was only possible through the funding under the Leader project.
In the Almeaue in Büren, the Goode-Grete company from Regensburg is starting to build the new skating facility these days. We planned them together with young people in several workshops. On a floor area of approx. 600 m², a skate park will be built using in-situ concrete construction. The existing tree population was integrated into the planning.
Self-motivation, confidence and solidarity are distinct personality traits among skaters. Usually, the athletes are also able to apply these skills to school, career and personal life. In the past, the „scene“ has regularly spawned social changes, unconventional solutions, art forms and fashion trends on a global scale, while their origin often remained unknown to he public. But since this is common sense among skaters, it also took one of their own (a skater vom the USA) to realize the potential of skateparks to humanitarian aid.
Nowadays there are several charities and NGOs in the world
that build skateparks in areas of crisis from donations to improve the living
conditions of those affected. But instead of knowledge and access to food
(which of course are also important for sustainable development cooperation)
the parks are meant to support more subtle factors in young adults that are
much harder to measure, like intrinsic motivation, personal development, sense
of belonging and the urge for fulfilment. In skateboarding-culture, origin,
religion, status and colour are irrelevant. The only important thing is a
shared love for the sport.
By investing in the youngest members of society, it can be changed at its base, which makes it a sustainable contribution to humanitarian work in the affected region. For many years Maier Landschaftsarchitektur / Betonlandschaften has been at the forefront of this movement as an honorary planner for german associations and could therefore participate at many diverse projects around the world.
Ralf Maier from Betonlandschaften / maier Landschaftsarchitektur is speaker at the event as part of the BDLA Day on 07.11.2019 in Cologne on the FSB Fair.
Pumptracks – The new
roller sports facilities Planning, construction and safety instructions
The program is aimed at colleagues with a focus on sports and leisure facilities and builders in municipalities and sports clubs.
With this event we offer an insight into the planning, construction and safety requirements to be observed. The basics and decision support for the planning and implementation of pump tracks in asphalt construction will be taught. A pump track in asphalt construction is not just a simple bike system, but the most versatile multi-functional system for a wide variety of roller sports. In addition to the MTB & BMX bikes, these asphalt pump tracks are suitable for other users such as skateboarders, longboarders, inline skaters, roller skaters and even wheelchair users.
You can expect
interesting lectures and exciting panel discussions. The workshop is divided
into 4 themed blocks.
13:00 to 17:00
Requirements for the planning of roller sports facilities, construction methods, costs Speaker: David Welter, landscape architect AKNW, qualified playground inspector
Pedagogy / social impact of pump tracks; Speaker: Konrad Willar
Best practice – examples of facilities Speaker: Ralf Maier, Landscape Architect BDLA, IAKF, FLL
We also recommend a visit to the free morning program of the bdla day in the area of the PlanerForum, i.a. with the topics: „Climate change – green as part of the solution“, „play + fun – but safe – on the move“ and „skate parks – building blocks of peace work in crisis areas“.
As part of the BDLA day at the planerForum on Thursday, 7.11.2019 Ralf Maier speaks of concrete landscapes / maier landscape architecture on skate parks in crisis areas. He reports from his experience how they are building blocks for peace work. Even the joint construction creates new alliances for children, adolescents and skate-loving adults. After the inauguration, there are many opportunities for encounters.
The skate park builders have done more than a good job as you can see in the pictures. The park is already being used daily by the schoolkids.
Our colleague David Welter also helped diligently with the construction on site. Unfortunately, the playground equipment next to the skatepark was not delivered in time, but is expected to be set up in the next few weeks.