It seems like the trampoline is quickly becoming the best way to travel from point A to point B. For those of us that find a nice quiet walk through the forest a little too conventional, design firm Salto has just installed the Fast Track trampoline in Nikola-Lenivets, Russia. This project was part of the 2012 Archstoyanie Festival of Landscape Objects and allows you to bounce your way through a city block’s length of nature. The design team says that the 170-foot road challenges the concept of infrastructure that ignores its surroundings by focusing solely on technical and functional aspects of the design.
“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 perceiving the environment.
We think John Smith and his buddies would have forgotten all about their quest for gold if Pocahontas had taken them through the forest like this.
What do you think of the Fast Track trampoline?