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Fast Track, a Trampoline Road in the Russian Forest

10. December 2012 by Masha 0 Comments

The past summer, artists, architects, and admirers attended Archstoyanie, a six-year-old festival similar to Burning Man in the United States. It always takes place in the small village of Nikola-Lenivets, a few hours south of Moscow, which has become known as a center for land art.

 

One of the installations that people are still having fun with is called Fast Track, a 560-foot-long trampoline walkway. 

 

 

"Fast Track is a road and an installation at the same time," explains Salto Architects. "It challenges the concept of infrastructure that only focuses on technical and functional aspects and tends to be ignorant to its surroundings."

 

The Estonian designers had to cut out a trough of land about two football fields long to create the installation. Then, the team installed an anchorage system to stretch and hold the long rubber mat. During the festival, Salto held performances and events on the walkway, inviting dozens of visitors to experience it themselves.

 

"Fast Track is an attempt to create intelligent infrastructure that is emotional and corresponds to the local context," the company adds. 

 

Take a look at these photos and video below! 

 

 

Source: fastcodesign.com, Photos: Salto