Renovation: Albertpark bowls, Kortrijk

When the Kortrijk bowl was built in the south of Belgium it was truly groundbreaking: never before had such an exceptional bowl been built on European soil! TeamPain (USA) designed and built this wonderful bowl in 2004 and upon opening the Kortrijk bowl was host to many international skateboard en BMX events. In the thirteen years since it's conception the surface of the concrete had deteriorated so much that not merely visiting skaters but even the locals were starting to complain about it's rough texture. Two stress cracks were starting to chip at the hips…continue reading →

Renovation: Schothorst, Amersfoort

The Amersfoort bowl was built in 2006 and hadn't been looked after since. Our 6 step renovation process has made all concrete surfaces smoother than ever before. As part of the renovation we also fixed up the surrounding asphalt surfaces and the bank to flat connection leaving  the bowl in a better state than when it was just built. Due to it's modular construction all connecting seams had either come loose, were breaking apart or were completely missing rendering the bowl impossible to skate. All concrete surfaces showed different stages of deterioration because of…continue reading →

Maintenance: Ypenburg skatebowl, Den Haag

Check out these images on the latest renovation & maintenance project that we have done in the past three weeks. Years of neglect had left the concrete of the Ypenburg skatepark in Den Haag in terrible condition making it nearly impossible to skate. Thanks to gemeente Den Haag we were able to refurbish all concrete and give this facility a second life.  We applied our special three step concrete polishing process and gave all concrete surfaces a sealing treatment to make it more weather and impact resistant. We did repair work & replaced all seams in…continue reading →

Maintenance: Rotterdam skateparks

The city of Rotterdam is leading the way for all Dutch cities to follow. Not only does Rotterdam offer some of the best street skating in the Netherlands, in the last three years they have built no fewer than FOUR different concrete skateparks! This does not even include the ambitious skate facilities of the neighbouring areas of Dordrecht, Schiedam and Berkel & Rodenrijs, all three of which are leading the way in innovative skate design! Concrete Matters is making sure these facilities stay in the best shape possible and provides the city of Rotterdam…continue reading →

Maintenance: Marnix bowl, Amsterdam

The Marnixbowl at the Eerste Marnixplantsoen is considered to be the best concrete bowl of the Netherlands. Ever since it's debut in May 2005 the Marnixbowl has been sessioned by the best skateboarders and BMX-ers from all over the world. Built from pre-fabricated concrete elements this bowl has perfect transitions and a simple yet effective lay-out making it the perfect destination for all who like to ride. For it's tenth birthday the city of Amsterdam asked Concrete Matters to give the concrete bowl a complete maintenance make over. Concrete Matters used five different steps to give the…continue reading →

Maintenance: Reeshof bowl, Tilburg

The Reeshof skatepark was built in 2002 and hadn't  received any maintenance since then. In 2016 the concrete was in such bad shape that stones were exposed everywhere making the skatepark virtually unskateable. Local BMX riders convinced their city to give the skatepark some long needed maintenance, halting the gradual destruction of a once ambitious skatepark. The city of Tilburg went the extra mile and added a little beginner streetcourse to make the restored Reeshof skatepark more diverse then before. Concrete Matters restored all the concrete in the skatepark, cleaning, grinding and polishing all riding surfaces. Additionally…continue reading →