This Is a 160-Foot Long Trampoline

12.27.12 Marina Galperina

So long, losers. I’m outta here, going to the Nikola-Lenivets village in Russia where they’ve got this Nikola-Lenivets Project and Festival of Landscape Objects going on. It’s pretty sweet. You can take a walk through a forest park by JUMPING ON A LONG TRAMPOLINE!

But seriously.  Nikola-Lenivets is jumpin’ — it’s a dilapidated village turned art colony where all the weirdos have fled in the early 1990s and it’s due for a resurgence. This trampoline is one of the projects competing for a prize judged in January 2013.

The Salto Architects’ Fast Track is what it sounds like: An entire lane of foot traffic for you to bounce on.

“Fast track” is a integral part of park infrastructure, it is a road and an installation at the same time. It challenges the concept of infrastructure that only focuses on technical and functional aspects and tends to be ignorant to its surroundings. “Fast track” is an attempt to create intelligent infrastructure that is emotional and corresponds to the local context. It gives the user a different experience of moving and percieving the environment.

And it’s 160 feet of “intelligent design” and fuck all y’all fun. Woo.