A 51 Meter Long Trampoline by Salto Architects
Fast Track is a 51 meter long trampoline by salto architects developed for the Archstoyanie festival in russia…
Developed for the archstoyanie festival in russia by estonian architecture studio salto, ‘fast track’, the 170 foot long trampoline demonstrates the integral elements of park planning. Expressed as a road installation, the project challenges the concept of infrastructure that normally focuses on technical and functional aspects, tending to be ignorant to its surroundings. ‘Fast track’ is an attempt to create intelligent interactive spaces that emotionally correspond to its local context, giving the user a different experience of their environment by movement.
Instead of just deeming our traditional ways of commuting as the only way, Salto created a new user experience in effort to explore avenues of commuting that might work better with various types of environments – in this case – the forest.
Lawsuits and insurance issues aside, imagine this as your morning commute everyday. Work would literally be a ‘hop, skip, and a jump’ away as commuters would breeze through the forest avoiding congested traffic, loud honking, and the occasional collision.
The team explained that the track “is an attempt to create intelligent infrastructure that is emotional and corresponds to the local context, giving the user a different experience of moving and perceiving the environment.”
The idea behind the Fast Track instillation is not just to jump on a cool trampoline, it is to evoke a conversation; new thoughts about the way we move in society.