Design: Onderuit, Amstelveen

The city of Amstelveen approached us to design an out of the ordinary concrete sculpture inspired by streetskating. We took inspiration from real streetspots and working together with the locals & Mark van der Eng from Carve we designed a skateable intersection  with various banks, wallies and ledges. Our original plan included an outer rim around the sculpture so that the park would have lots more ledges & manual possibilities but this - much to our disappointment - never made it into the final design.    continue reading →

Design: Museumplein miniramps, Amsterdam

After the renovation of the Museumplein in 1998 the old Powell warehouse ramps were replaced with a terrible steel vertramp that was completely dysfunctional. It took many, many years of meetings to convince the city to restore this classic spot into a functional skate facility once more. We set out to design a miniramp that would allow all skill levels to enjoy the ramps and wanted to include a spine section because there were none in the Netherlands. The current 15 meter wide steel spineramp is the widest miniramp & the only spineramp in…continue reading →

Design: Zeeburgereiland, Amsterdam

We believe good concrete skateparks improve the skate & BMX cultures. Seeing the lack of good skating infrastructure in the Netherlands we took it upon ourselves to convince the city of Amsterdam to build an internationally recognizable skatepark that would set the standard for Dutch skateparks for the future. We expect the 'urbansportszone' at the Zeeburgereiland to be built in the third quarter of 2018. The final design for the urbansportszone as made with Glifberg + Lykke. The preliminary USZ design (2016) with surrounding Sporthelden park.continue reading →

Design: DIY park, Amsterdam

In 2013 we took matters into our own hands & mobilized a solid crew of skateboard enthusiasts to build our own concrete skatepark. Using the abandoned foundation of an old factory in the Houthavens we transformed a no-go area into a concrete playground free for all to enjoy. More info on this project can be found on the skatemates website.continue reading →

Design: Marnixbowl, Amsterdam

In 2004 we convinced the city of Amsterdam to build a concrete pool. To this day it is considered to be one of the best transition spots of the Netherlands. More info about this lovely project can be found over at the Skatemates website.continue reading →