Remodeling of the existing skate park in Sonsbeck, Germany

In the township of Sonsbeck nearby the Niederrhein, the skate park in the playground and sports field on Parkstraße is to be renewed as part of a LEADER project. LEADER was launched by the EU as a support program for sustainable rural development. In this program, there is something special that all citizens of the region can help to shape the development process. The reason for this is the unsatisfactory leisure offer for children and young people in the region. In the Eastern part of the SV Sonsbeck is already a skate park, which is outdated and heavily worn. The new skate park will be located on the area of the existing skate park. This should be harmoniously integrated into the surrounding landscape and maintain a modern design. In addition to the SV Gerolzhofen, there is also the sports park Willy-Lemkens. This creates a large area with many different sports facilities.

A barrier-free design should address different user groups. Through two participation workshops children and adolescents, who were already involved in the development of the project idea, are invited to participate. The children and adolescents form the primary target group of the project, and only by participating can the project be designed according to needs.

 

Sport and leisure facility Gerolzhofen, Germany

The city of Gerolzhofen plans to build a sports park for children, adolescents and athletes. This was given as part of a planning competition to maier landscape architecture. The designated area for this is located in the Schallfelder Straße. Next to the football pitch of the FC Gerolzhofen there is a parking lot, which is to be rebuilt for this sports park.

In this park there is going to be space for a skate park, a pump track, a street ball field and a Calisthenicsanlage. The skatepark will have a size of 240 m² and be built of concrete. The local scene would like to see quarters at different heights, a jumpbox, a bank and a pyramid with Ledge and Rail. The pump track will be made of asphalt and has an area of about 280m².

The Calisthenicsanlage is used to train with your own body weight on specious of sports equipment. In order to give this device sufficient fall protection, the ground will consist of wood chippings. The streetball field will be built on asphalt, on an area of 10×10 m, with a basketball net.

 

Skatepark Kigali Rwanda, Africa

Skatepark Kigali Rwanda, Africa

the skatepark Kigali in Rwanda could be completed in April 2016. This project was realized in cooperation with SOS Children’s Villages and the Association Skate-Aid.

The Children of the near SOS Children’s Village elementary school can play and skate freely. Furthermore, the skate park is open to all other Children and young adults in the region.

The newly formed skatepark is not only meeting place, but also provides the children and young people the opportunity to improve their own athletic skills and grow together as a community. Different origin, religion or skin color are unimportant in the skate sport. Thus a completely new feeling of togetherness is embossed.

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Skatepool Wilnsdorf, Germany

Skatepool Wilnsdorf, Germany

In connection with the rearrangement of the new bike park in Wilnsdorf, we planned a 200m2 concrete pool. We designed it for an association called Förderverein Skateranlage Wilnsdorf e.V. Since over 10 years the association is busy with the structural maintenance, after a long time they got the financial support to start with the rearrangement.

The start of the new concrete pool was on the 21.08.2017. A small part of the concrete pool was build by the association, but the bigger part was made by a professional company. The design was made in cooperation by Dietsches O.M.S.A. One important characteristic of the concrete pool is the waterfall, which has a height difference from 1,7m to 2,3m. Next to the waterfall, we build a Hip to skip between the levels. Across from the Hip the skaters have the possibility to do creative lines.

The Opening was on the 01.10.2017 !

Skatepark Neuss, Germany

Skatepark Neuss, Germany

The RennbahnPark (Horse Race Track Recreation Park) opened in 2010. The park offers not only horse racing and shooting festivals but also year-round recreational activities. Now the Skatepark Neuss will extend these leisure activities with 700m².

The Horse Race Track Recreation Park is centrally located in close proximity to the shopping area and the port, which also experiences increasing use by recreational activities. The design of the skatepark was matched in a series of workshops with the local youth. The higher ground level includes a spacious flat driving surface and a Kidney Bowl as well as a taco.

The lower level of the skate parks reminiscent of a street course. This skate park offers many different possibilities of use due to its two different levels, and the various individual elements. Beginners and advanced skaters will find many possibilities in this park.

Skateboarders are ChangeMakers!

Skateboarders are ChangeMakers!
Europatour 2017

The three skaters Sujin, Arun und Ramkesh are on their way through europe to tell the story how skating has changed their lifes.

Come the the skatepark GUmmersbach, Germany on September 19th to hear their story and to skate together!

Video show, skate contest at the skatepark and something to eat and drink awaity you!

Skateparks as vehicles of development cooperation

Skateparks are very attractive vehicles for development cooperation for a variety of reasons. They promote social and integrative skills, as well as coordination and sensory-motor skills. Unlike classical club sports, the emphasis here is on self-organisation and group cohesion. They therefore represent a very good means of selfhelp: instead of competitiveness, cooperation is encouraged and is lastingly anchored in society.

 

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Skatepark Tanzania, Africa

Skatepark Tanzania, Africa

Concrete landscape in Dodoma, Tanzania (Africa) completed

In collaboration with Skate-Aid and Don Bosco & CV Africa Aid a skatepark was built at a school and training center of the Don Bosco Mission.

Don Bosco not only provided financial resources but a huge ground on the Don Bosco Vocational-Training-Centre as well. The CV Africa Aid supports the project financially and organizationally.

They not only have one of the largest sports facility in Tanzania but now an approximately 500 square-foot concrete skatepark.

Under expert guidance the park was built by a tanzania construction company in 4 weeks. After the skatepark has now been completed, there is a permanent care, such as skateboarding & BMX classes. Skate-Aid will assume the consequential costs of the park and the teachers.

On 22 July 2011 they opened the skatepark in Tanzania officially!

In order not to weaken the regional textile industry, no T-shirts will be sent to Africa, but skateboards, protective gear, helmets, etc., which the kids can then borrow locally.

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Skatepark Neustadt, Germany

Skatepark Neustadt, Germany

The Skatepark Neustadt, Germany was open. Our design is characterized by a combination of a pool and a street area. The table from the pool is increased, so that the passage to the street area is made by banks, a ledge and rail. On the Street area curbs, a flat rail, a kicker with rainbow rail, a pyramid, a corner and more can be found.

Spaces for movement – when standards and user preferences collide

The magazine for landscaping architecture „Anthos” has put out an article by us in its May 2017 issue with the title “When standards and user preferences collide”. In it we explore how norms and other regulations for  skate- and bike parks can be matched with the demands and expectations of its future users.

BMX and skateboarding are well-established forms of sport; subsequently, the demand for high quality roll-sport-facilities is on the rise

Design and construction of these projects requires a lot of specific technical knowledge and experience. Therefore, execution through skilled planners and specialized construction companies is advised.

Because of the many possibilities concerning layout, choice of materials and size of both park and obstacles it is indispensable to include all potential users in the design process through various workshops.

 click this link for the whole article on anthos

BMX Freestyle Park will be olympic in Tokyo 2020

BMX has already grown up as a trend sport type in the 1970s and since then has grown. In the scene only BMX-Race was first driven, which became an Olympic discipline 8 years ago. In the seventies and eighties, however, a variety of styles have already developed, mostly under freestyle.

BMX Freestyle Park – one of the most popular BMX discipline – will officially be represented at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

The international cycling association UCI has announced that BMX Freestyle Park has been recognized as an Olympic discipline by the IOC, the International Olympic Committee! We are already looking forward to Olympic 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. There will be the second BMX competition next to Race.

 

Images: Butcher-Jam:Hansfriedrich; Mülheim an der Ruhr: Maier; BMXBOOK Cover: Jan Kovermann

Skatepark Duelmen, Germany

Skatepark Duelmen, Germany

The 2,000 m² big skatepark is devided in three areas.

On the highest level is a pool with vert from there you get over banks and transition to the next level. A tree emphasizes the street character. Banks and a wallride gives you a lot of opportunities to improve your riding.
After some banks, ledges and rails you get down on the lowest level. Instead of concrete, you find a flagging without a chamber-bevel and with a small gap for better riding conditions. A vulcano, ten stairs, rails, banks and curbs gives you everything you need!

Sports and leisure facility – flyer of german landscape architects

The Federation of German landscape architects from NRW bdlanw a flyer (download) on the subject of sport and recreational facilities put out. Because Skate parks are a fundamental part of modern sports and leisure facilities a park by us in the flyer is in Lübbecke!

Sport plays a diverse role in the life of the people. A compete in the athletic competition to top performance, the others find the balance to the job in the movement, operate it with the aim of maintaining healthy, for recreation. Suitable rooms, which enable the undisturbed exercise of individual sports are what is always needed.
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS CREATE MOUNTAINEER TO CROSS OVER
Landscape architects are the professionals for the planning of free facilities for sports and games. It’s not only the creative idea and technical implementation of the rules and regulations, but also the embedding of the sports facilities in their environment. Successful sports facilities live more in harmony with their surroundings… more about this

DIN standards and traffic safety at skate and bike parks

DIN standards and traffic safety at skate and bike parks, an issue that many busy. We will also give a presentation to ensure clarity. On November 16, at the 6th sport infra – The Sports Fair – we are supposed to speak as part of the Forum Trend sports facilities.

Die Sports Fair is held at 16.th and 17.th November and is free.More information: Website of the sportinfra.

 

 

 

Skatepark Kenia, Africa

Skatepark Kenia, Africa

By cooperating with Skate-Aid and the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation the 400 square meter skatepark Nairobi and a multifunctional sports field (football, basketball…) could be realized at the Shangilia school in Nairobi, Kenya.

After the completion in September 2013 a skateboarder acts as manager and teacher at the plant. He will assist and instruct students and the local skaters during physical education.

The skate park is on two levels. The higher level has a kidney bowl with hips. From there you can on rails and ledges to roll down into the street area, including a pyramid, ledges, curbs, a flat rail, small quarter and banks.

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Skatepark Hennef – TempoAir – Pool and Street

Skatepark Hennef – TempoAir – Pool and Street

In Hennef, Germany a replacement skate park will be built. Part of the area, however, can be used only temporarily, the other part will be permanent. For these conditions to develop a coherent overall concept is our job.

 

Permanent part

The permanently usable area will receiving a pool/ Bowl made of in-situ concrete, at the temporary area in-situ concrete elements be placed on an existing asphalt surface. The first workshop with the future users has already taken place. With this workshop the users could integrate wishes and ideas into the design process. Moreover participation strengthens the acceptance and use for the park.

Within the participation process it turned out, that the locals like to have a mellow pool with spine-variations. Therefore the pool has an ideal flow for beginners and advanced skaters.

 

Temporarily part

The temporarily used part is based on an open space area. The in-situ concrete obstacles lay in cobblestones, to give the user the impression of skating in the streets. Inside this streetarea you have a wooble, a flatrail, a pyramid with hubba and a table. The street area and the bowl area ar connected with banks and a handrail.

The active opening was on the 20. October. Besides trying the new skatepark out, users could have a little refreshment at the barbecue.

The Opening: