• 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • Documentaries
  • Second Nature

    Second Nature is a 20-minute documentary on Element team rider and budding landscape architect, Janne Saario of Finland. The short film allows a glimpse of Saario’s thoughts and dreams, which float between design, art and skateboarding. Though it also reveals the important concurrence of post-industrial areas, sustainable concepts and natural environments, and unfolds the demanding […]