Folkestone Sports Park in Kent


You’re looking at a propose multistory skatepark as part of the Folkestone Sports Park in the county Kent, England. It’s a proposed design, so it may ever see a groundbreaking ceremony. Still, it’s more than just theoretical architectural wanking from Guy Hollaway Architects, as the general projuct has some backing from Roger de Haan Charitable Trust. So while it has yet to be decided whether this particular vision gets built, something likely will. The bottom of the bowls will actually be the ceiling of the floor below, and the whole thing will be visible from the outside via (hopefully protected) glass walls. The only thing missing in my opinion is some sort of spiral track along the outside forming a skatepark recreation of a parking garage. Of course that might conflict with the boxing ring in the basement. I’m not sure why those two sports make any sense together. The design does seem to be more about architectural wanking, and I’ll be shocked if it actually gets built, but if it does it would be an amazing thing to have in any town.

[Source: designboom] – Thanks to MC for the tip.

1 Comment

  1. beerock on May 14, 2015 - Reply

    No way would I want my belayer to get nailed in the ankle and get a shark bite when they are supposed to be spotting me. Derp! Artistically it is pretty cool.

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