• Interviews
  • Janne Saario

    Interview from EASA 2012: Wastelands magazine  Skateboarding has carried Janne across the world to explore different kinds of environments to skate in. Nowadays, after his career as a pro skater, he is focusing more on his one-man office to design surroundings for skateboarding. ”For me, skateboarding works as a good counterbalance for design work, and […]

  • DIY spot/skatepark review
  • Sulvilahti DIY

    Constructing of the Suvilahti DIY skatepark started in spring 2011 when the Finnish Skateboard Association rented 900m2 of empty property from the city of Helsinki. A group of local skaters got together and started raising money from the private sector to build a kind of concrete skatepark that didn’t yet exist in Finland. By the […]

  • Skatepark review
  • Olari Skatepark

    Olari skatepark is located in the city of Espoo, Finland. It was designed by Janne Saario and built by Concrete Proof & Beaver Concrete. It blends perfectly into its environment by twisting around a steep 5 meters high bedrock. The rock lies on a small hill between two pedestrian paths with 3 meters height difference. […]

  • Spot review
  • First skateable pool

    It was in 1939 when the first skateable swimming pool was built in Finland. Designed by world-famous architect Alvar Aalto who had no idea about skateboarding when he drew it. The first skateable pool was designed as part of the Villa Mairea which is one of Aalto´s most known architectural works. It had been completed more than […]