Archive for the ‘Convic Articles’ Category

24 September 2014

Volcom’s Wild in the Parks events held at Fremantle’s EYP and Osbourne Skate Park

Volcom’s Wild in the Parks events were held recently at two skate parks we designed and built – the Esplanade Youth Plaza in Fremantle and Osbourne Skate Park in South Australia. This was the first event held at Fremantle’s EYP since it opened in April and it looks like everyone killed it! Check out all the action from Freo and […]

29 August 2014

Mayor’s Award winner St Kilda Skate Park showcased in Video Clip

The St Kilda Skate Park designed and constructed by Convic was recently honoured with the City of Port Phillip’s Design and Development Mayor’s Award. Now in their 12th year, the awards celebrate design excellence in architecture, urban design, heritage, sustainable development and urban art throughout the municipality and are well respected in the design industry. This video created by Traces […]

17 July 2014

Fremantle’s Esplanade Youth Plaza receives prestigious Australia Award for Urban Design

It was a huge day for Convic and the city of Fremantle in Western Australia with the Esplanade Youth Plaza we designed and constructed being honoured with this prestigious award for excellence in Australian Urban Design. The award is given to projects that set the future direction of public infrastructure in Australia. The Australia Award for Urban Design is hosted […]

18 June 2014

Convic Managing Director Simon Oxenham interviewed on Episode 2 of ABC’s ‘Two Men in China”

An interview with Convic Managing Director, Simon Oxenham recently aired on Episode 2 of ABC’s ‘Two Men in China’ and showcases the SMP skate park which we created in Shanghai in 2004 and continues to hold the Guinness World Record for the Largest Skate Park in the World. The ABC show hosted by Australian of the Year, Professor Tim Flannery […]

18 June 2014

A highly anticipated skate park opens in Christchurch, New Zealand

Working closely with the local Council in Christchurch, New Zealand and the local skate community, Convic created a concept for the extension and upgrade of Washington Reserve Skate Park that is impressive at over 2000m2 with a lot of unique features to appeal to all levels of users in the community. The park includes an entry skate plaza area, a […]

18 June 2014

An Integrated Space for Strathalbyn, SA

Strathalbyn, South Australia was the location of the third Convic designed and built skate park to open during National Youth Week on April 13, 2014 and it was standing room only as the crowds gathered. The skate park accommodates for all user skill levels – from beginner through to advanced. This allows for the integration of different aged users and […]

14 May 2014

Fremantle’s Esplanade Youth Plaza continues to garner attention

The new Fremantle Esplanade Youth Plaza designed and constructed by Convic has been profiled on a leading Landscape Architecture online magazine as well as continuing to gain attention in the skateboard community. World Landscape Architect magazine showcases projects from around the world and provides news and information about the profession to its’ peers and the public. See the feature article […]

06 May 2014

Fremantle Plaza Opens To The Masses

On Sunday, 13th April, Fremantle’s Esplanade Youth Plaza celebrated its grand opening. Following the year long design and construction process of this $1.8 million multi-functional community space, the site finally opened with a jam packed day of competitions, workshops, family fun and more. Hundreds attended the event, including the Mayor of Fremantle, Brad Pettitt and showcased talent from young people from all […]

06 May 2014

Collie Skate Park opens during National Youth Week

The Collie Skate Park opened on the 13th of April with a massive turnout from the local community to what was an exciting day of events, workshops and activation. The Collie Skate Park creates a dynamic relationship of landscape and skate features with the integration of a dry creek bed that weaves throughout the space. The approximately 730m2 space caters for a range […]