From the 02nd-10th of octobre 2015 „the international festival for urban explorations – urbanize!“, will held again in Vienna, Austria.
On the festival ground are refugees housed as well. That’s why we will build a “Skatepark in a box” together with and for the refugees. „Skatepark in a box“ is our latest idea as an urban module for a personal skatepark construction. Supported by Skate-Aid there will be Skateboard workshops as well. Read more
In the current issue of the Außenraum magazine (external space magazine, a magazine about planning, implementation and maintenance of outdoor facilities) an interview with Ralf Maier on the subject skate and bike equipment can be read.
The skatepark Iserlohn was built during the renovation of the existing sports facility at the road “In Der Laeger”. The overall design of the sports facility was carried out by the planning office Paetzold & Snowadsky. In the course of further planning a 550 m² large skate and bike facility was built. With the local skate and bike scene, we developed a flowpark.
For the City of Engen, Germany we designed this concrete skate park with basketball court. The 600 m² skatepark Engen was built right next to the new multi-purpose town hall and consists of two areas/ levels.
The Kidney Bowl on the upper level offers classical pool driving with steel coping including hip. The bottom level – a street area – offers banks, stairs with a rail, curbs and specially designed, wave-like corners. The two levels are connected by a staircase with rail and two Ledges. Also seating steps capture the terrain. The tiers of seats are aligned on the basketball court and serve as spectator’s grandstand and to relax for the athletes in breaks.
The skatepark Offenburg is located in the northern district of the city. This Skatepark The 750 sqm skatepark – the strongly reminiscent of a skate plaza – offers many uses for beginners and advanced riders.
Several workshops – user participation – with the children and youth of the city of Offenburg and the Youth Office Offenburg resulted in this exciting design. The system is designed so that a central distributor ramp provides the opportunity to skate in all directions. The differently designed arms offer skaters and BMX riders driving pleasure with street character. Rails, flat rails, curbs and ledges are integrated in the street-heavy skatepark.
The Skatepark Neue Bahnstadt Opladen (New Railway City) in Leverkusen, Germany offers 800 m² fun for skaters and BMX riders. In 2014, the old snake run in Leverkusen was demolished without announcement. Due to the initiative of the skaters of Leverkusen and concrete landscapes we have achieved it, that a new park will be built.
On the site of the former train repair shop, the New Railway City Opladen arises with its Campus Leverkusen. In the vicinity of the new campus next to a multifunctional sports stadium a small skate park will be built. In cooperation with the landscape architects B.A.S. Kopperschmidt + Moczala and the New Railway City Opladen the project was realized. The design was developed in close cooperation with the Leverkusen Skateboard Association.
The resulting facility is characterized by a pool whose table is connected by banks with the flat. Furthermore, there is a long in-situ concrete wall with steel angle, which is used as curb. Also a flat rail, bank hip and a barrier can be found. The skate elements allow bypassing of the multifunctional sports stadium which is well integrated in the concept.
In cooperation with the company Westeifel we have created the bench “sit or ride”.
The bench is available in various versions and formats (length/ size/ color/ material) and available only through Westeifel. This bench is designed in a way that it can not be damaged by the use of skaters and bikers!
The private association „Village Community Odenthal Eikamp„ financed the construction of a skate and bike facility.
In addition to a 450 m² large concrete skate park a 4,000 m² dirt facility for BMX & MTB was built. A common chill-area with a gazebo connects the two parts.
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.
The FLL symposium greens care wil ltake place on the 4th of June 2014 in Bochum, Germany.
There, the new sports ground maintenance policy is presented. This directive will feature for the first time the “use, care and maintenance of roll sport facilities and outdoor spaces”. We (Ralf Maier) have cooperated in the framework of the working group of the FLL and written these directives for skateparks. This guideline can be purchased at the FLL, Friedensplatz 4, D-53111 Bonn, Germany. (33.00 EUR)
We were commissioned to design a dirt facility for mountain bike and bmx in Iserlohn, Germany.
As part of the urban development project “Lenne rail” a dirt facility is created on the bike path “Lenne Route”. The design was developed in close cooperation with the local youth. One advantage is that the youth don’t need to ride illegal and dangerous bike tracks.
The youth culture and family center “Lindenpark” is one of the largest socio-cultural centers of the country Brandenburg, Germany. It exists since the 1960s, part of the cultural scene. See also: Website of the City of Potsdam
The open “Children and Youth House j.w.d.” is part of the area of the Lindenpark. On this site is the self-made and maintained skate and BMX track. In the club you find a rehearsal space for young bands, a well-equipped bicycle workshop, a large group room, a creative workshop, as well as a versatile leisure activities. See also: Website of the Lindenpark
New Mini Ramp with Corner
With our support a new mini ramp ans a corner could be built in the skatepark.