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Folkestone 51

Firm LocationLondon, United Kingdom
CompanyHollaway Studio
Lead ArchitectGuy Hollaway
ClientSir Roger De Haan Charitable Trust

Hollaway Studio has designed the world’s first purpose-built multi-storey skatepark in Folkestone; part of a major regeneration of the seaside town. Featuring 3 levels of high quality skatepark, boxing gym, climbing wall (tallest in south-east England) and café, this landmark building embeds extreme sports, normally banished to the outskirts, right in the heart of town. A hub for youth culture, F51 builds confidence and provides independence through mobility, pushing physical and mental boundaries within the context of beauty and surprise. F51 not only facilitates thrills but also adds to them