For the upcoming Pumptrack, in Rheinberg, the substructure with gravel has been completed. The asphalt surface is then to be applied at the beginning of June.For the upcoming Pumptrack, in Rheinberg, the substructure with gravel has been completed. The asphalt surface is then to be applied at the beginning of June.
The renovation of the skatepark in Lohhof Unterschleißheim is progressing well. The concrete elements of the jumpline could already be completed. Also the steel work of the bowl is already so far that three sections of the deepend could be concreted.
The project Westpark Augsburg has won the bdla award 2021! We are very pleased to have been part of the project with the detailed planning of the “volcano/movement landscape” and congratulate the landscape architecture firm Lohaus + Carl, from Hanover, for the award of the bdla Prize 2021. You can find more information about the award here.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
Baukultur Nordrhein Westfalen presented our play and sports park in Gummersbach on its website as part of the Landscape Architecture Prize NRW 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
We travelled the Allgäu region in Germany to perform the safety-related approvals of the new pump track facilities in Amtzell and Wangen.
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
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 email@example.com
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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: email@example.com https://dam-online.de/veranstaltung/spiellandschaft/
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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/
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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? […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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
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 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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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, […]
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
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 […]
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.
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:
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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”.
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)
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.
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
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)
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)
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!
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 […]
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
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
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)
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!
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 .
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.
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.