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Construction progress on the BMX facility in Darmstadt

This week, construction progress at the wood- and concreteworks.This week, construction progress at the wood- and concreteworks.

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Uganda Skatepool Bauarbeiten

(Deutsch) Skatepool in Uganda

Construction work on a new skate pool is in progress in Uganda.Construction work on a new skate pool is in progress in Uganda.

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Visit to the construction site in Kevelaer

This week we were in Kevelaer, where a new skate park is being built. The earthworks have already been completed and the preparations for the concreting are being made.This week we were in Kevelaer, where a new skate park is being built. The earthworks have already been completed and the preparations for the concreting are being made.

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Baufortschritt BMX Anlage Darmstadt, 23.2.2021

Construction site update of BMX Park Darmstadt

Yesterday we also watched from above how the construction of the new BMX park in Darmstadt is progressing.Yesterday we also watched from above how the construction of the new BMX park in Darmstadt is progressing.

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Pumptrack Stadtbergen, Sicherheitstechnische Abnahme

Safety inspection in Stadtbergen

Stadtbergen has a new pump track, located directly on the city limits of Augsburg. We have carried out the safety insprection. Built by pumptrack.deStadtbergen has a new pump track, located directly on the city limits of Augsburg. We have carried out the safety insprection. Built by pumptrack.deStadtbergen has a new pump track, located directly on the city limits of Augsburg. We have carried out the safety insprection. Built by pumptrack.deStadtbergen has a new pump track, located directly on the city […]

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Frühling im Skatepark Reese-Kaserne Augsburg

Spring in the Skatepark Reese-Kaserne Augsburg

A visit to the first warm rays of sunshine in our Skatepark Reese-Kaserne Augsburg.A visit to the first warm rays of sunshine in our Skatepark Reese-Kaserne Augsburg.

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Workshop Halle (Saale) Skatepark

Second workshop for skate park Halle (Saale)

On February 18th, our second workshop for planning the new skate park in Halle (Saale) was held online. On the basis of the results we will now create the design.On February 18th, our second workshop for planning the new skate park in Halle (Saale) was held online. On the basis of the results we will now create the design.

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Kamp-Lintfort, Landersgartenschau 2020, neuer Pumptrack in Planung

New order for pump track in Kamp-Lintfort

On the grounds of the Landesgartenschau 2020 in Kamp-Lintfort, planning phase is beginning for a pump track, that will be accessible to young and old from summer 2022.On the grounds of the Landesgartenschau 2020 in Kamp-Lintfort, planning phase is beginning for a pump track, that will be accessible to young and old from summer 2022.

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Lohhof Unterschleissheim Baufortschritt Bike- und Skatepark

Construction progress in Lohhof-Unterschleißheim

The traditional facility is being renovated and revised. This summer, the 3000 square meter bike-and skate park is due to be completed.

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Constructionbegin in Kevelaer

This week was the constructionbegin of the new skate facility in Kevelaers school center. The opening is planned for the end of May. Here is a report in RP-online and at City of Kevelaer

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New Skatebowl in Halle (Saale)

We are planning a skate bowl on behalf of the city of Halle (Saale).

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Hennef Bauabschnitt II

We are also planning the expansion of the skate park in Hennef, after we had already completed construction phase I, two years ago.

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Halle, Westfalen – ein neues Projekt

Halle, Westfalen – a new projekt

In cooperation with Büro Alfred Uhlenberg – Markus Illgas Landschaftsarchitekten AKNW/BDLA, we were commissioned to plan the new sports facility. We will plan the skate park, pump track & calisthenic facility. In cooperation with Büro Alfred Uhlenberg – Markus Illgas Landschaftsarchitekten AKNW/BDLA, we were commissioned to plan the new sports facility. We will plan the skate park, pump track & calisthenic facility. In cooperation with Büro Uhlenberg und Partner, we were commissioned to plan the new sports facility. We will […]

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Lüneburg gets a new skate facility!

New project: We were commissioned to plan the new Sülzwiesen skate park.

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News from the construction site in Hameln

We are building a new pump track in Hameln and the asphalt work has already been completed.

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Safety inspection in Berlin-Spandau

We carried out the safety inspection of the new skate facility in Berlin-Spandau. Built by pumptrack.de.

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Our polis award

Our polis Award, which our skatepark in Damascus was awarded this year, has a place of honor in our office. It won first place in the category “Social urban space”.

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Safety inspection in Würzburg

We carried out the safety inspection of the new skate facility in Würzburg. Planned by architect L2 Lücke, the executing company was Maxi Häring.

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New pumptrack in Hameln

As part of redesigning the site of the former military barracks, a new pump track is being built in Bailey Park,by pumptrack.de. Young and old alike can look forward to the 600 square meter pump track and the balance bike track, approx. 200 square meters in size!

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Our play and sports park in Gummersbach on Baukultur NRW

Baukultur Nordrhein Westfalen presented our play and sports park in Gummersbach on its website as part of the Landscape Architecture Prize NRW 2020.

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Completing the safety approval of the skate park in Düsseldorf-Eller.

On behalf of the city of Düsseldorf, we completeded the safety approval of the skate park in Düsseldorf Eller. The skatepark will be open again from October 31st.

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Safety inspection of new pumptrack in Zwickau

In Zwickau we carried out the safety acceptance of the new pump track, built by pumptrack.de.

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Start of construction in Lohhof Unterschleißheim

We are happy to announce that our long awaited project for the S.V. Lohhof e.v. Rolling Wheels will start in early November. This historical German facility has been the backbone of the BMX- and skate culture in the area since 1990. The full renovation will consist of approximately 3000 m² including a concrete bowl, street course and jump line.

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Safety inspection of dirt track in Miehlen

In Miehlen we carried out the safety inspection of the new dirt track, built by pumptrack.de

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Safety inspection of dirt track in Wehretal

In Wehretal we carried out the safety inspection of the dirt track, built by pumptrack.de

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Safety inspection of dirt track in Meckbach

In Meckbach we carried out the safety inspection of the dirt track, built by pumptrack.de

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Safety inspection of pumptrack in Rohrbach

In Rohrbach we carried out the safety inspection of the new pumptrack, built by pumptrack.de

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Review workshop Waldbröl

On 9/29 uur workshop to plan the new bike / skate park in Waldbröl took place. Thanks to the initiative of those involved, a roller sports center could be bundled into a planning idea. The focus was on considerations of cross-generational use in the sense of meeting spaces; conservation; Inclusion and family friendliness.

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Review workshop Much

On October 1st our workshop for planning the new skate park / pump track took place in Much. We are delighted with the great interest shown by the total of 27 participants who, despite different interests, discussed constructively with one another without elbows. Overall, we were very positively surprised by the technical know-how of the young people.

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Safety inspection of pumptrack in Mechernich

In Mechernich we carried out the safety inspection of the new pumptrack, built by pumptrack.de

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Workshop in Waldbröl

For the planning of the new bike & skate park in Waldbröl we are holding a workshop with the community of Waldbröl. We look forward to your ideas on September 29th. from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., in front of the town hall in Waldbröl.

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Start of construction at bikepark, Darmstadt!

The earthworks will be carried out by Strabag.At the end of October, the company Populär from Nuremberg will start the concrete work and at the same time the ramps will be installed by the company Gedo Skateparks.

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Workshop in Much

A new skate park and pump track can be built in Much. Do you have ideas that you would like to contribute? Then the community of Much and we look forward to welcoming you to our workshop on October 1st. at 5 p.m., Kulturkiste in Juze Much, Klosterstrasse 4a, 53804 Much.

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Safety inspection of pump track in Wildflecken

In Wildflecken we carried out the safety inspection of the new pumptrack, built by pumptrack.de

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Safety inspection of a new miniramp in Schweinfurt

In Schweinfurt we carried out the safety inspection of a new miniramp, built by GedoSkateparks

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Safety inspection of a new pumptrack in Wennigsen

In Wennigsen we carried out the safety inspection of a new pumptrack, built by Camp Ramps

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Decision to expand the Bonn skate park

At the meeting of the Bonn sports commission on August 20. decided unanimously to expand the skate park by building phase 2. Two pools, one in backyard style, will be created. In cooperation with Dietsches Pool Service.

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First constitutive meeting of the working group MTB facilities of the FLL

On August 20th, the first constitutive meeting of the MTB facilities working group took place in the office of the FLL. Ralf Maier was elected as head of the rules committee. With the cooperation of associations and manufacturers, a set of rules on the subject of MTB systems is being developed: Association of German Landscape Architects, BDLA Association of German Cyclists, BDR German Mountain Bike Initiative, DIMB International Association of Sports Facilities, IAKS Federal Institute for Sports Science Association of […]

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1st place at the polis Award 2020 / Social urban space

We are happy and proud that our skate park in Damascus was honored with first place at this year’s polis Award. In its function as a contribution to international understanding, the project was able to convince the jury in the category Social urban space. skate-aid SOS Children’s Villages

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Concept presentation in Kevelaer

In bright sunshine, interested parties took the opportunity to have James Dickerson explain the designs for the new skate park in Kevelaer.

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Our skate pool at PLAY_LAND Oberhausen in the DAB magazine 08.20

Our skate pool at PLAY_LAND in Oberhausen in the major focus topic “Under the open sky” can be found in the German Architects’ Journal (DAB)

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Appointment for concept presentation for the new skate park in Kevelaer

A new skate park will be built next to the Kompass youth center. We would like to introduce you to the current state of planning! August 5 at 5 pm, im youth center Kompass, Kroatenstraße 87, 47623 Kevelaer.

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Safety inspection of dirt facility Bad Frankenhausen

Bad Frankenhausen has a new dirt facility, which we visited  for the safety inspection. It was built by Turbomatik.

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Safety inspection of skate park Essen

In Essen we made the safety inspection of the skate park, built by Maxi Häring, planned by Dirk Lücke, L2 Architekten.

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Safety inspections of the pump tracks in Munderfingen and Weinböhla

We were on the road again to carry out the safety inspections for the new pump tracks in Munderfingen, Austria and Weinböhla, built by pumptracks.de.

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Skate and bike facility in the new Aktivpark, Berlin Hellersdorf

In cooperation with our colleagues Henningsen Landschaftsarchitekten from Berlin, we create the concept deepening for the skate park in the new active park south of Gut Hellersdorf. In coordination with the future users there will be an approx. 1500 sqm skate and bike facility.

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Skate park of the new leisure park Moers: Presentation of the preliminary design

In Moers, athletes and interested parties had the opportunity to learn about the preliminary design for the new skate park and to talk to us about further ideas and suggestions.

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Opening of the sports park in Gerolzhofen

In bright sunshine, we recently celebrated the opening of the new sports park in Gerolzhofen. The 1st Mayor of Gerolzhofen, the district administrator and a representative of the LEADER program of the European Union expressed their joy about the local and regional importance of this sports facility. A Corona-restricted circle of press representatives, interested parties and athletes was able to find out more, celebrate, try it out. Here is a contribution to the opening day of TV Main Franken

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Planning for the new skate park in Geilenkirchen

At an on-site appointment in Geilenkirchen, we made arrangements to start planning for the new skate park.

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Here we go in Lohof Unterschleissheim

The building permit has already been granted for our new bike park in Unterschleissheim. The tender for the construction work will take place in the course of the summer and we plan to start building in autumn.

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Nomination polis Award 2020

We are very happy about the nomination of our skate park in Damascus for the polis award!

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Participation in the nrw.landscape architecture award 2020

Our play and sports park in Gummersbach was presented in the brochure of the nrw.landscape architecture award 2020.

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Acceptance pump track Freiburg

Last week we drove to Freiburg and did the technical acceptance of the new pump track.

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First designs for the Moers skate park

After the digital participation of ideas for the new skate park in Moers, we created the first drafts. There will soon be a public presentation of this for future users and interested parties.

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Niederstotzing safety inspection

In Niederstotzing we carried out the safety inspection of the new pump track. pumptrack.de built it.

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Speed ​​skating track Cologne completed

The speed skating track in Cologne Weidenpesch has been completed and is already being used by the club.

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Skatepark Kevelaer design phase

The online participation in ideas has taken place and the preliminary designs are currently being drawn up and the further procedure coordinated.

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Update Skatepark Sonsbeck

The acceptance of construction has taken place and the facility will be passable for everyone in the next few days! We already had a lot of fun at the test drive with our team! Executing company was Camp Ramps  

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Construction progress on the speed skating facility in Cologne

Preparations for the asphalting are currently being made on our new speed skating facility in Cologne.

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New FLL regulations committee for mountain bike facilities

After Ralf Maier was already head of the working group for recommendations for planning, construction and maintenance of skate and bike facilities, he will also head the regulatory committee for mountain bike facilities. Specifications for associations, organizations or manufacturers are to be formulated here.

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Safety-related approvals of the new pump track facilities in Amtzell and Wangen

 We travelled the Allgäu region in Germany to perform the safety-related approvals of the new pump track facilities in Amtzell and Wangen.

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Construction progress in Gerolzhofen

In Gerolzhofen, construction work is underway for the new sports facility. A skater area, a streetball area, callestenics and a pump track will be created there. This week there was already the approval of the concrete reinforcement and the approval of the streetball flooring. Nothing stands in the way of completion in mid-May! Our executive company is on site is Schneestern

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Skatepark Kevelaer:
Mach mit – bis zum 5.5.!

Leider musste unser geplanter Workshop zur Gestaltung des neuen Skateparks in Kevelaer abgesagt werden. Trotzdem freuen wir uns auf deine Ideen, Visionen, Vorstellungen, Anregungen oder Feedback!Wir haben einen Fragebogen zusammengestellt, den wir dir gerne per Mail zuschicken.Melde dich einfach unter skatepark@kevelaer.de

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Almenauen Flowpark in Büren finished

We look forward to the completion of our flow park in Büren! As soon as the general situation of the pandemic containment allows, you can bike, skate or wheelchair to can roll with the flow in the beautiful Almenauen.

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Skatepark Aktive Mitte,
in the Gelsenkirchen Hassel district park

The city of Gelsenkirchen commissioned us to plan a new skate park. In coordination with future users, a concept was developed that meets all requirements from a constructional and sporting point of view. A wide range of trend sports will be created on the central square of the district park, framed by trees and uniformly designed furniture. Here you will skate, BMX-, scooter- or inline-ride. There will also be opportunities for wheelchar motocross (WCMX) or basketball. Strolling visitors to the […]

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Workshop in Moers canceled

Due to the general measures to contain the Corona Virus, the workshop for the design of the new skate park in Moers has to be canceled. Your ideas are still welcome and can be sent to the city of Moers at skatepark@moers.de

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SuBCulture Bonn e.V. construction phase II Skatebowls

We were commissioned with the planning of the second construction phase of the skate park on Landgrabenweg by the city of Bonn. The first construction phase with the street area was completed in autumn 2018. The second construction phase provides for two bowl areas. After we collected ideas with the association, the first workshop already took place. In the next few weeks, intensive coordination with the association will be carried out, so that we can start construction in spring 2021.

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Construction start of the new speed skating track in Cologne Weidenpesch

The new, competitive inline speed skating track will be built on the grounds of the district sports facility in the Scheibenstrasse. After about three months of construction, everyone who has fun inline skating can get started: the members of the SSC Cologne, children, teenagers, fitness and recreational athletes, competition-oriented speed skaters, school sports and sports clubs from Cologne and the surrounding area. The construction of this almost 5000 square meter facility is funded by the city of Cologne, the district […]

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New skating facility in Geilenkirchen

We got the order to renew the skate park in Geilenkirchen’s Wurmauenpark. This park already offers a lot of possibilities for the visitors and should now be even more attractive. Since the existing skate facility is increasingly damaged after many years of use, we will now plan and build a great new facility for the skaters in the same place.

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Update skate park construction: Büren

The spring sun is shining, it is getting warm and the construction of the new skating facility is taking shape in Büren. The concrete work will be completed this week. The plant should be ready by the beginning of May!

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Workshop in Kevelaer abgesagt

Wir haben uns schon sehr auf unseren Workshop gefreut, der am 18.3. stattfinden sollte, um mit euch den neuen Skatepark zu planen. Leider muss darauf in diesen Tagen, in Hinblick auf die Verbreitung des Corona Virus, verzichtet werden. Eure Ideen sind aber dennoch willkommen und können an Herrn Barz von der Stadt Kevelaer geschickt werden: werner.barz@kevelaer.de

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Skull Bowl Project Uganda

This week we actually wanted to start the “Skull Bowl Project” for our Uganda project. In cooperation with our partner Jack, from the “Uganda Skateboard Union”, we will add a bowl to the skate park. Since the project has been so successful so far, we will also send additional volunteers to Uganda this year to support the locals in the weekly workshops, so that even more kids have the opportunity to take part. Our project coordinator Gabu wanted to head […]

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Won competition in the Freiraum Gestalter magazine

Freiraum Gestalter, the magazine for planning, construction and furnishing reports on the competition for the Moers adventure park, which was won together with Förder Landschaftsarchitekten.

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Preparations for the dirt facility Olympiapark Munich

Preparations for the construction of the dirt facility are currently underway. First the mounds and play equipment are built and in 4 weeks it really starts.

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We are building a new skate park for Kevelaer

In the pilgrimage town of Kevelaer, young people and senior citizens have been working together to build and maintain a skate park for more than ten years. There is an active skater community in the city, which initially worked on the renovation of the old facility, but last year relocated the location and dealt intensively with the development of a new skate park. The existing skate complex is in a state of renovation. Furthermore, it is located outside the city […]

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Ralf Maier at the symposium at DAM Frankfurt

As part of the ongoing exhibition The Playground Project, Ralf Maier spoke on February 19. at the symposium play landscape: meeting space, movement space, free space. The approximately 150 listeners first got an overview of the history of skate facilities. Ralf Maier also outlined the working methods in planning and execution. Here also about the special features of the non-profit international projects, which he realized together with Skate Aid. In this context, a film by Skate Aid was presented to […]

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Working student wanted!

We are looking for a bike / skate-loving working student (m/f/d) for our team in Cologne!

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G+L Garten + Landschaft shows our winning design from Moers on its website

As part of its competition overview, german magazine G + L Garten + Landschaft presents our winning design for the adventure park Moers. Together with our colleagues from Förder Landschaftsarchitekten, Essen, we were delighted last month to have won the competition to design this 3-hectare park with an integrated, 3,000-square-meter skate park.

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Lecture at DAM Frankfurt

Symposium for exhibition “The Playground Project” February 19, 2020 // German Museum of Architecture At 5 p.m. Ralf Maier talks about his experience in designing, planning and building “skate parks and pump tracks” sports ground 2.0 Please register at: dam.vermittlung@stadt-frankfurt.de https://dam-online.de/veranstaltung/spiellandschaft/

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On site in Damascus

Our skate park in Damascus was completed in 2019. Tobi from Skate-Aid recently made his way to Syria – in his luggage: 60kg (!) skateboard stuff. Still the only way to provide the workshops in Qudsaya / Damascus with the necessary material. Due to the political situation, it is not possible to send packages to Syria, or to fly there directly. Entry was only possible through Lebanon and with the help of the good contacts of the project partner, the […]

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Winning design: Adventure site amusement park Moers

We are very happy to have won the competition in Moers. In cooperation with our colleagues, Förder landscape architects from Essen, we received first place for the design of the approx. 3 ha leisure park and the integrated, approx. 3,000 m² skate park. Our conception of the skate park puts a special focus on noise protection, which we will implement through the location and nature of the elements. We also take into account future fun and the challenge for all […]

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Newspaper article about our pump track in Rheinberg

In its article dated January 23, 2020, the Rheinische Post presents our pump track in Rheinberg.

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Skatepark in Sonsbeck is renewed

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.

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Start of construction in Büren

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.

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Baufortschritt BMX Anlage Darmstadt, 23.2.2021

Darmstadt gets a new BMX Park

The Darmstadt BMX club has to leave its old location on the historic city wall. In Darmstadt’s Bürgerpark, a new and modern facility is now being built on an area of ​​around 3000 m²  

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Photoexhibition: Giving identity through skateboarding

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 […]

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FSB Fair Cologne: BDLA Pumptrack Seminar

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 […]

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FSB Fair Cologne: BDLA lecture “Skateparks – building blocks of peace work in crisis areas” on 7.11.2019

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.

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„Identitätsstiftung durch Skateparks“ –
maier Landschaftsarchitektur / Betonlandschaften auf der FSB

Halle 7.1 | Stand D042 FSB Messe-Boulevard 5. bis 8.11.2019, ganztägig Vortrag „Skateparks – Bausteine der Friedensarbeit in Krisengebieten“ planerFORUM auf der FSB 7.11.2019, 11.45 Uhr Fotoausstellung„Identitätsstiftung durch Skateparks“ Gespräche & Getränke & GedankenaustauschDienstag bis Donnerstag (5.-7.11.) ab 17 Uhr, Freitag (8.11.) ab 14 UhrFSB Messe-Boulevard, Ausstellungsbereich ÜbrigensAm 7.11. hält Ralf Maier zwei weitere Vorträge auf der FSB: – Sicherheitstechnische Anforderung an Rollsportanlagen – Best Practice – Beispiele von Pumptracks https://www.fsb-cologne.de/

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Pumptrack in Reichsdorf takes shape!

It will not be long before the pump track is open to all bikers in the area.

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Construction Photos from Augsburg

Recent photos of the movement landscape of the Reese Kaserne in Augsburg. It will not be long till young and old can show what is possible on the free-formed concrete surface.

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Bau des Skateparks und Pumptracks in Ingelheim ist abgeschlossen!

After a long period of planning, smoothing concrete and asphalt for hours, the Pumptrack and Skatepark in Ingelheim has been completed. A new hotspot for Ingelheims scene has been purchased. Make yourself a picture and look at the photos of the project on the project page.

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Construction started in Reichshof

The construction of the new pumptrack in Reichshof has officially begun. In a few weeks, the mountain bikers in the area can let off steam on the new track.

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Opening of the Pumptrack in Aachen

On 18th of may 2019 the pump track on the grounds of the Child and Youth Center St. Hubertus was officially opened. The pump track was put on the test sample by numerous bikers, which was a great success.

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Skatepark Damascus completed!

It’s done! The Skatepark, which we have planned in cooperation with skate-aid and SOS Children’s Villages Worldwide in Syria, has celebrated its official opening. 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 […]

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Children’s Youth and Amusement Park Dortmund Hombruch

We were commissioned to create attractive and up-to-date sports and leisure facilities at the Hombruch youth camp. The concept provides many different areas on the multifunctional area: bowl, snakerun, slackline, football field, street area, pump track, children’s run, parkour, calisthenics park, lookout hill, barbecue area and grass court. In addition, it is important to consider all user groups in the form of different difficulty levels. The open spaces for the skating facilities will also be usable for national and international […]

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Update from Syria

We have received some new photos of the skatepark construction in Damascus! Make yourself a picture of the progress on the site.

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Successful workshop in Oldenburg

We presented the Backyard e.V. and local Skaters and BMXers of Oldenburg different designs for the new outdoor park. The planning for the final park is in full swing after the feedback!

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Pump track in Aachen is taking shape!

It will not be long before the asphalt pump track on the grounds of the Hubertus Child and Youth Center is completed. The crew of Velosolutions do a good job on the construction site!

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Second Construction Phase for the Leisure and Sports Center in Hof

After the first construction phase of the ice sports facility has almost been completed, we were also commissioned to plan the second construction phase. End of 2021, the complete second phase of construction with skate park, pump track, fistball fields, renaturation Lettenbach, multifunction fields and much more be completed.

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Skatepark Ingelheim in Construction

The crew of Camp Ramps does a good job in building the Skatepark in Ingelheim which we planned. Completion is scheduled for mid-June.

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Movement Landscape in Augsburg just before construction start

For the landscape architecture office Lohaus + Carl we have created the detailed planning and the tender of the movement landscape made of concrete. The construction of the free-formed area is due to begin in early April and the opening is scheduled for the end of June. The team of SKG will implement our planning on site.  

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Skatepark cunstruction in Damscus has begun!

Skatepark builder Arne, Peter and Gabu and four others landed in Damascus and construction has begun! Our colleague David Welter will support the crew next week.

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Betonlandschaften in Nürnberg

  Auch 2018 ist Betonlandschaften wieder auf der GaLaBau Messe in Nürnberg vertreten. Ihr findet uns in Halle 1 Stand 1-629. Besucht uns, wenn ihr mehr über die Planung von Bike- und Skateparks zu erfahren, etwas von unseren Spannenden Projekten erfahren oder einfach nur ein lockeres Gespräch führen wollt. Skater, Biker, Städte und Gemeinden, Landschaftsarchitektur-Kollegen und Kolleginnen, Ausführende Firmen sowie einfach interessierte sind an unserem Stand jederzeit willkommen. Ihr haben euch schon immer gefragt: Was macht einen guten Skatepark aus? […]

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Inclusion on rollers

Namibia’s first inclusive skatepark opened in Windhoek on 23 February 2018. In a cooperative venture involving Global Experience Münster, Global Experience Namibia, two UNESCO schools (Schillergymnasium and Primusschule) in Münster, Germany, and the aid organisation ‘skate-aid’, this unique facility has been built at the National Institute for Special Education (NISE). The Cologne ‘Betonlandschaften’ firm designed the skatepark, working on a voluntary basis. The skatepark in Namibia‘s capital of Windhoek is located in Hans-Dietrich Genscher Street near the city centre. In […]

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Workshop dirt facility Baileypark Hameln, Germany

We will remodel the Baileypark dirt facility. Come to the workshop if you are interested in participating.

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Skate park Gummersbach, Germany – speech on the fsb trade fair cologne

On November 09th we will give a speech about the skate park Gummersbach, Germany in the context of the bdla-day, der STADT und RAUM Messe under der FSB-Cologne. The program as pdf: bdla-fsb-2017-werbeblatt

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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!

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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.   The whoel article in german and english:   sb 4-2017 Skateparks DE sb 4-2017 Skateparks EN

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.      

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Finally, there is a set of rules for skate parks! – Recommendation for Skate and Bike Facilities

Finally, there is a set of rules for skate parks, because in the past decades the popular sports skateboard, BMX and mountain bike became mainstream sports. In addition to the professional field, the roll sports became also an increasingly popular sport and have become integral parts of youth culture and movement in public space. As a result, reinforced skate and bike plants will be built, which should also be suitable for use with other roller sports equipment, like balance bicycles, […]

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(Deutsch) Jugendhilfe mit Skateboards

Skatepark in Kigali, Rwanda – report in the sb magazine of the iaks – International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities. In Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, a skatepark was opened. The skatepark was realised in cooperation with skate-aid, SOS Children’s Villages Wordlwide and Concrete Landscapes. The project was funded by the Federal Minestry for Economic Cooperation and Development and Takko hilft e.V. pdf Skatepark Rwanda

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+++ GaLaBau Trade Fair Nuermberg +++ FLL Recommendation +++ Lectures about Skate and Bike Parks +++

The GaLaBau International Trade Fair for Urban Green and Open Spaces takes place from 14. to 17. September.   You will find us in the hall 3A at the stand 206 here   The Recommendaton for the design, construction and maintenance of skate and bike facilities was successfully published and will be presented Wednesday, 14. September in the hall 4A, stand 114.                   Take a look at our lecture about skate and biek […]

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Sport Facilities 2.0 open, free and outdoors? Lecture in Muelheim, Germany

On September 7, 2016, we will hold a lecture on skate and bike parks in Muelheim, Germany under the title Sports Facilities 2.0: open, free and outdoors? The Sport Service Muelheim, sport league muelheim and the Sports Federation of NRW, Germany will held this meeting on 7 September 2016.

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(Deutsch) Skatepark Bethlehem – jetzt in neuem Look!

The construction of the multifunctional skatepark started in November 2015. The project is realized with the support of Skate-Aid, SOS Children’s Village and the German Post/ DHL. An international construction team consisting of an American, a Serb and two Germans will build the skatepark in Palestine. Since this summer Bethlehem has a new paint job: AptART coordinated the paint job, the photos are by Tracey Shelton:

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(Deutsch) Skatepark in der Garten + Landschaft

In the July issue of the garden + landscape magazine a report on the skate park in Bethlehem, Palestine is included. “Concrete can look beautiful or not. It all depends on what you make of it.” More on this topic and the skate park in Bethlehem can be read in the article here.

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Participation at the DIN standards committee about skate- und parkour facilities

Ralf Maier works through the German Sport University in the DIN standards committee skate and parkour facilities. The Working Committee is responsible for the standardization of skate facilities. The product standards apply to installations for users of inline skates, roller skates, skateboards or similar roller sports equipment and BMX bicycles. The committee defines general and specific requirements and test methods for equipment used in unsupervised areas. Important aspects are eg. security-related requirements for characteristics, test methods, marking and serviceability. [Excerpt […]

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Workshop and youth participation with young migrants in Gummersbach, Germany

Physical education with a difference! Workshop with children and young migrants in Gummersbach. Once again it appears that skating and BMX knows no boundary between cultures. We have presented the state of planning for the sports and leisure park Gummersbach and answered questions, then we went to the gym of the high school. After a short demonstration, the kids and teenagers were rode the skateboards and BMX by themselves. Thanks to skate-aid and the People’s Store for the support with […]

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Architects Newspaper published an article about the skatepark Bethlehem

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 […]

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FLL recommendation for the design, construction and maintenance of skate and bike facilities

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 […]

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Trade fair FSB Cologne

Visit us at the trade fair FSB in Cologne from 27th 30th October 2015, at the planner forum.  We have the chance to communicate the topic of design and construction of bike and skatepark to municipalities, architects and other landscape architects in a series of lectures by the association of German landscape architects nrw.

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IAKS Congress 2015 – lecture and seminar

The international IAKS Congress in Cologne will be from 27th – 30th October 2015. Dipl.-Ing. Ralf Maier participates this year to give a lecture on “Urban Spaces of Movement”. There is also a seminar on the topic: “Urban space for skate and bike activities”.

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Playground@Landscape Magazine 5/2015

For the issue 05/2015 of the international Trade Journal for Play, Sports and Leisure Areas – the Playground@Landscape, we wrote a text: “Much ado about nothing– Noise emissions from biking and skateparks. Notes on the application of VDI guideline 3770.” → Read here (.PDF)

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urbanize! 2015, Vienna – “Skatepark in a Box”

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.

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Feasibility study MTB single trail Bonn, Germany

The city of Bonn, Germany is planning to build two sections for MTB bikes at the Venusberg location in Bonn, NRW, Germany. We were entrusted with the a feasibility study.

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WLA Magazine – June 2015

In the current issue of the “WLA Magazine (World Landscape Architecture Magazine)” is a report about our project “Skatepark SOS Children’s Village Bethlehem, Palestina“. → read the article (.pdf)

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Day of architecture – Oberhausen, Germany

From 27.-28. of june 2015 there was the “Day of architecture” in Oberhausen-Holten. The Skatepark Oberhausen-Holten was designed by us and built by Yamato Living Ramps in 2013. German-Facebook-Site: M:AI Museum für Architektur und Ingenieurkunst NRW

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Außenraum magazine – Interview with Ralf Maier

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. → Beitrag lesen (.pdf)  

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Skatepark Panna, Indien – report in the SB magazine

The current issue of the SB (International magazine for sports, leisure and recreational facilities) includes a report about our project Skatepark Panna, India. → read report (.pdf)

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Bench “Sit or Ride”

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!

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Schlachthof Flensburg, Germany

We designed a special element for the group “Flensburger Sportpiraten” (Sport pirates of Flensburg) for their BMX- and Skatepark: A manualpad with chinawall made out of granite!

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Landscaping and gardening expert conference sports field maintenance

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 […]

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SB 2/2014 “Skatepark Bethlehem”

The current issue of the “SB (International magazine for sports, leisure and recreational facilities)” includes a report about our project Skatepark SOS Children’s Village Bethlehem. → read report (.pdf)

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IOC/ IAKS Award 2013 “Skatepark Tansania”

We are pleased to inform you that, together with skate-aid, we received an international architectural Award of the IOC (International Olympic Committee) and IAKS (International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities) for our project “Skatepark Tansania, Africa“. INFO: veroffentlichungen/sb-52013-skatepark-tansania/ skate-aid.org

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(Deutsch) Dirtanlage Lingen

The construction of the dirt park in Lingen, Germany was started in early May and completed in June 2013. The opening was held on 24 August 2013 with a dirt jam. With great weather all kids and visitors could test the finished course.

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Bike- & Skatepark Cologne

Cologne is without question one of the BMX-bike-skate capitals in Germany. But there is no public (inner-city, free entry) place for BMX, MTB, Inlineskating and Kickboard! What is missing is Cologne is an inner-city public Bike- and Skatepark, which is not only tailored to the needs of small groups or do discriminate particular groups. A public Skatepark for all! BMX-Riders, Skateboarders, Inlineskaters, Mountainbikers and Kickoarders etc. That’s why we (the Cologne BMX-Riders) have joined forces and organized  

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Skatepark Am Sondert, Ratingen

We created a Skateplaza by combines the many elements of BMX and skateboarding in a optimal way. On the website of the City Ratingen, you can see pictures of the workshops.

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SB 4/2012 “Recreation facilities”

We are very pleased that in the current edition of the “SB (international magazine for sports, leisure and recreational facilities)”  two of our projects are featured. First, a text about the recently opened leisure center including a concrete bowl in Ratingen, NRW, Germany. Second, a report on our project with skate-aid, the Skatepark Tanzania, Africa. Read SB 4/2012 here (* PDF 6.7 mb)

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Little video-documentation Skatepark Karokh

Here you will see a short video-documentation about our project “Skatepark in Karokh, Afghanistan“. Enjoy

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International Architecture Award

We are very happy to announce that we, together with Titus Dittmann (skate-aid), received an international Architecture Award from IOC (International Olympic Committee) and IAKS (International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities) for our project “Skatepark in Karokh, Afghanistan“. Here are some pictures from the ceremony on 26th October 2011 that took place during the FSB 2011 (the International Trade Fair for Amenity Areas, Sports and Pool Facilities) in Cologne. Ride/ Skate/ Build on!

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DiRTMASTERS 2011

Once again, Europe’s biggest Mountainbike Freeride Festival “DiRTMASTERS” are happening in the Bikepark Winterberg from 2nd till 5th of June 2011. As we planed the ‘Giro-Bowl’ for the Bikepark in 2009, this year there will be the ‘Giro Bowl Best Trick’ competition. This huge festival is so much worth to see. Visit www.dirtmasters-festival.de .

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Reclaim the Streets

Participation in the competition “Reclaim the Streets“. Read/ View Presentation (*PDF 2,58mb)

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Dirtjump-Area Township Much

Close to the sports field of the township Much (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany), a Dirtjump-Area for BMX and MTB (mountainbike) will be created. The Dirtjump-Area shall be built in summer 2011.

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Dirtjump-Area Milow

In cooperation with the company Camp Ramps (www.camp-ramps.com) we have planned this Dirtjump-Area. It includes a BMX- and MTB-Park with various Dirt-Lines. The tower is simultaneously used as a climbing tower. It is a trend-setting, functional link between the sports BMX/ MTB and climbing with an exceptional design.

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Skatepark in Görlitz, Germany

The existing skate facility in Görlitz-Königshufen was completely redesigned. In our design, the existing asphalt surface and the “ramps” would be gone. We created a Skateplaza! The Plaza consists of two levels, would be completely made of concrete and would have an area of approximately 330m2. Unfortunatly in 2010 there was a massive flood that destroyed so much in this area, including the budget and plans for that skateplaza.

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