F51

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Recreational
  • Company/Firm
    Hollaway Studio
  • Lead Designer
    Hollaway Studio
  • Design Team
    Ramboll, Cambian Action, Maverick Skateparks, King Kong Climbing Walls
  • Architect
    Hollaway Studio
  • Interior Designer
    Helena Martin
  • Const. Company
    Jenner
  • Photo Credit
    Hufton and Crowe Photography, Matt Rowe
  • Location
    Folkestone, Kent
  • Project Date
    April 2022

Hollaway Studio has designed the world’s first purpose-built multi-storey skatepark in Folkestone, as part of a major ongoing programme to regenerate the seaside town. Featuring three levels of high quality skateparks, boxing gym, climbing wall (the tallest in the south-east of England) and café space, this landmark building embeds extreme sports, normally banished to the outskirts, right in the heart of town. It is a central hub for youth culture, building confidence and providing independence through mobility. By prompting us to push physical and mental boundaries, within the context of beauty and surprise, F51 not only facilitates thrills but also adds to them.