Construction: Leidsche Rijn streetpark

Utrecht locals designed this skatepark and we finetuned it before and during construction. Now Utrecht, Leidsche Rijn has this fun little park to shred for the next couple of years. Many thanks to the city council of Utrecht. We loved building you this small but fun little skatepark!continue reading →

Construction: Kooigem skate & BMX park

During the spring of 2019 we built this BMX inspired jumpbox set-up in the lovely town of Kooigem, Belgium. Despite this area being home to some of the finest beer breweries on this planet we built this set-up on time and within budget, how about that?!continue reading →

Renovation: Griftpark, Utrecht

Since their realization the Griftpark bowls in Utrecht had not received any proper maintenance. As a result the bowls were in a very poor state and the concrete had become very rough. In the summer of 2018 Concrete Matters renovated the Griftpark giving all the concrete new life with our unique renovation process. The Griftpark skatepark after our renovation done in july 2018 Our renovation process improved the quality of the concrete making it skate like new again The Griftpark bowls before our renovation had become very rough and damagedcontinue reading →

Construction: Luxaplast, Kortrijk

After renovating their marvelous bowl last year the city of Kortrijk invited us to come back and build them a streetplaza. We were honoured to do the job and below is the outcome of our work. Many thanks going out to the city of Kortrijk, the Dirty Luxa kids & Rampaffairs for all the help, hospitality & goodtimes!continue reading →

Construction: Beatrixpark, Amsterdam

This one-of-a-kind play structure was designed to be built entirely of concrete. Back in november 2015 we worked alongside the concrete artists of SkateOn. Shotcrete was the only option to be able to create these three concave, convex & oververtical shapes. The two bowls and floating concrete  ring are interconnected with a doorway giving access to an intriguing, unique looking building. This was a challenging build to say the least but through persistence, expertise & teamwork we were able to pull it off. Once this object was built and the concrete had cured…continue reading →

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 →

Construction: IJburg, Amsterdam

The city of Amsterdam contacted us to build a temporary miniramp in IJburg. To test whether skaters would create nuisance & problems in this residential area we were asked to make the miniramp portable so that it could be (re)moved if that were necessary. Working together with the Ladybird crew we erected a 10 meter wide miniramp with extensions on both sides. Although it was built to be a temporary skate obstacle you can still find & skate this miniramp in the harbour of IJburg today! Set course for the Krijn Taconiskade, right by cafe…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 →