DIY scene has been active for years in Fažana. Thanks to a small group of persistent individuals, Fažana has become one of the most important and valuable skate places in the region, which is a great thing for future generations, who will continue to develop today’s skate scene.
Ex Glass factory
First DIY (2001)
As youngsters we put together the first DIY in Fažana in front of the abandoned Glass factory. A few pieces of wood were enough for us to spend days learning tricks and hang out.
Ex Glass factory
The Glass factory was the birthplace of Fažana DIY and skateboarding, DIY camera work, first movies that came from fazana were shot on this location. The factory shot sown in early 00 since then we have been squatting the area. We have been building our first skate obstacles outdoors and indoors. From wood to plastic from stones to concrete, it is now all gone and part of the history artifacts that are left are only on the photos. First, build 2001 shoot down 2014. In the final year, we did a Vladimir 2014 poster as an homage to our youth spent in there.
I can still breath dust from there.
Mini ramp at the glass factory
A brief moment in time before they thore down the factory remains there was an indoor mini ramp.
Ex Liquor factory
Liquor factory was short-lived and most famous DIY in Fažana. It was built in 2013 only to be torn down a year after. By then we have learned the craft and made it to become proper skate park builders. This DIY was the entry point that opened the doors for Vladimir and gave it recognition. We got more involved in connecting with other crews and skaters and from there it took off into something bigger, but equally important to us as a whole skate community.
Kasarna miniramp, build 2014 still there… the spot was squatted in 2001 after the refugee depart. The space used to be a canteen for the Yugoslav political students, the space around the building was the only political school in former Yugoslavia. Inside now is the bar, ramp, our office, and a zine archive.
Skate park 4
Build in 2018 and re-build this summer, we spent four months to create a flowy and weird mini skate park. We managed to take the land from the city and revitalize the whole area around that old plato. There during the summer we organize skate sessions and events where you can dance, eat fresh fish and drink beers from our cafe.
Fažana skate park
The only legal playground in Fažana used to be the skate park in the center of city which was the birthplace of the first Vladimir in 2011 and home of one of the most iconic skate events in the region held on Labour day from 2009 to 2015. Now, the skate park is gone for some time and we are still dreaming of a new skatepark that will hopefully someday happen here in Fažana.