DIY CREATES SALZBURG’S SICKEST SKATE PARK
Take one derelict house, add a bunch of top skateboarders, throw in a few tonnes of building material and what do you get? The coolest skate spot in Salzburg, created by skater Philipp Schuster and friends inside a once glamorous hunting lodge.
Skateboarders are famous for being able to build kickers and rails with nothing more than a few bits of wood, some nails and a piece of metal piping, so it should come as no surprise that giving one of Austria’s top rippers eight tonnes of building supplies and turning him loose on what used to be a charming hunting lodge in the mountains over Salzburg is going to end up producing something pretty special. Sure enough, less than one week after being handed the keys to the rundown building the crew led by skater Philipp Schuster had created without doubt the coolest skate spot in the city. “As soon as the estate agent team RAUSCHER and the developer DOMUS asked me if I had any ideas on what to do with the house before its demolition in a few months, I knew I had hit the jackpot,” smiled the Vienna-born pro. “I invited a few mates to Salzburg to bounce a few crazy ideas off each other. Once we had a plan, we got down to work and went about turning our vision into reality. The result is a park which was just as fun to plan and develop as it was to skate!”