New skatepark complex has three levels of surfaces and obstacles

Guy Hollaway Architects designed an indoor 10,700-sf park in Folkestone, England, to accommodate BMX biking, skateboarding, and other extreme sports.

March 29, 2016 |

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Skateboarders and BMXers have long preferred skating and biking on streets and in public areas rather than in skateparks. 

It’ll be tough for them to turn down a three-story facility filled with ramps, pipes, and rails.

Guy Hollaway Architects designed a 10,700-sf skatepark complex for Folkestone, England. According to the firm, this will be the first multi-story facility of its kind.

The park is designed for skateboarding, BMX-ing, rollerblading, scootering, and each level will have quarter-pipes, stairs, slopes, ramps, and ledges. It will also have walls for rock climbing, tracks for trial cycling, a boxing gym in the basement, a cafe, and a rooftop area. 

The Architect’s Newspaper reports that the building will be enclosed in two layers of metal mesh, which allow for ventilation. 

Construction is set to begin, and the complex will open in two years.


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