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Konstantin Karamfilov joined Walltopia in 2018 as Architect and Product Manager of Active entertainment products. Prior to Walltopia, Konstantin has been working for The Walt Disney Company in Paris, France, and ARCAS Architecture and Urbanism Paris headed by Maurice Culot, one of the students of Frank Lloyd Wright and Paolo Soleri. He is a graduate from the ECOLE NATIONAL SUPERIEURE D’ARCHITECTURE Paris-Belleville and is a member of the French Architects Association (Ordre des architects). Two of his favorite architects are Santiago Calatrava and Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe.

WT: What has been your most rewarding project since you joined Walltopia and why?

K: The Tree Course for sure. It was also the first big project I was given, almost immediately after I joined the company. It was a big challenge as back then I wasn’t very familiar with the rope courses as a product. At the same time, I had to create something that doesn’t exist and to look at this from functionality and design. Except that I am proud of the end result, its complexity allowed me to explore and solve problems that I haven’t met before.

WT: What was The Tree course‘s starting point for you and the one thing you did not want to make any compromise with?

K: - My starting point was to abandon the “form follows function” approach and think of a new nature-inspired architectural design that can become an anchor attraction for amusement parks. The goal was to create a Structural Sculpture with a small footprint that will combine the functionalities of the classical ropes course with a visually striking and appealing design. So I can say the most important thing for me and the main driver of the project, was the visual aspect and I didn’t want to make any compromise with. The design of the course brought lots of challenges to the engineers but I am happy that we found a way to overcome those.

WT: To us, the Tree Course combines two categories in itself - the traditional ropes course and the new active entertainment trend. What’s the difference between them?

K: - That is true. The classical ropes course as I already mentioned is more oriented to a “form follows function” approach. They are high, industrial structures that are made to be functional and the designs are not that important (that’s why they look very similar, no matter who has manufactured them).  On the other hand, we see the new active entertainment trend that is trying to enhance further the classical experience of the visitors with the introduction of innovative design, storytelling and theming. Those elements help visitors develop an emotional connection with the places or attractions they visit. In the Tree Course project, it was the nature that inspired us. If you think about it, trees are very similar to obstacle courses – you have to climb the trunk, then reach the branches that have different forms, you have to choose the right spot on every step to reach the top where you can have a great view and see everything around. So we tried to combine those two experiences with the idea that when people visit the Tree Course it feels like they are coming to climb an enormous tree with a variety of obstacles with different levels of difficulty. And when you reach the top of the tree a big platform awaits for you where you can have a break, take a photo, enjoy the view or even take a flight back to the ground. By the way, the platform organization was inspired by structures that many kids build with their parents on the trees in their backyards.

WT: What is the one thing you like most in the Walltopia Architecture & Design department?

K: Definitely the dynamic environment. I work on many projects and with many clients in a constant search for new ways to combine or reinvent our products to better respond to their needs. That makes every day different and gives me a feeling of constant learning and exploration.

WT: Any exciting new products you are working on at the moment?

K: The Rollglider Hub, definitely. It will help us expand our “tree forest catalog”. I have just started working on this one but I’m super excited about it as it will be the most complex attraction that we have ever done.  So stay tuned!

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Ropes courses are a classic – they have been around for a while and are a favorite of both kids and adults. But as with any attraction, with time people get a bit too familiar with it. 

Walltopia’s team has always had a dream of revolutionizing the ropes course and giving it a new image to correspond to the awe that the course experience brings. After many years of exploring various options, we have finally transformed our dream into reality.

We are officially announcing the Walltopia Tree Course – an unprecedented ropes course attraction with the potential to become the anchor attraction at every entertainment facility

State-of-the-art design

The Tree Course design is inspired by nature but founded on futuristic elements that make the structure stand out as a piece of art. Its outstanding look makes it the first attraction that people notice and remember at any entertainment facility.

Single or multi-level models

Apart from its awe-provoking looks, the Tree Couse is also practical by design. The structure can be built with 1 to 3 levels to achieve high throughput. The design allows visitors to flow between different obstacles effortlessly and facilitates operation. Some models can feature a viewing deck which increases the momentum capacity and profitability of the attraction.

Theming possibilities

The Tree Course can be designed with a specific theme, both to fit the style of other attractions in a facility, or to stand out by itself. 

Join us at the IAAPA Expo Orlando, booth #1686, to meet the team and learn more about the Tree Course. The main architect behind the project, Konstantin Karamfilov, will also be there to answer your questions and discuss the possibilities the Tree Course offers to entertainment facilities.

Check out a video render of the Tree Course:

 

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Walltopia’s Japanese sales representatives from Tosho Associate Corporation will be exhibiting at the Live Entertainment & Event Expo in Chiba City, Japan. The event will take place at the Makuhari Messe from July 6th until July 8th.

If you would like to learn more about Fun Walls , Ropetopia , Rollglider and Ninja Course visit booth 17-9 .

Contact Tosho Associate Co. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up a meeting.

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Thursday, 21 April 2016 12:48

Meet us at NSAA

Walltopia Adventure will be a first-time exhibitor at the NSAA National Convention and Tradeshow in Nashville, Tennessee. The event will take place at the Omni Nashville hotel on May 19th and 20th .

Check out the year-round leisure activities that we offer to mountain resorts, at booth 514 . We’ll tell you all about the Rollglider , our customizable zip line roller coaster, as well as our ropes courses , interactive climbing walls and caving systems.

Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up a meeting.

See you there!

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Monday, 04 April 2016 08:45

East Point

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What our customers say

We would like to express our sincere gra …

We, the staff, at the family entertainment center “Focus-Mokus” East Point Mall in Tbilisi, Georgia, would like to express our sincere gratitude for the high quality product that you produce.

Aram Gabrielian, Head of Technical Department at Family Entertainment Center “Focus-Mokus”, East Point Mall in Tbilisi, Georgia

A very easy and fluid process

As our concept of Go Bananas began to come into reality, working with Yassen and the team at Walltopia was a very easy and fluid process. From original concept through the design process and finally the installation was all done as we had envisioned.

Mike Cieplak, Go Bananas Adventure Climbing

A terrific addition to the venue

Sky Climb has been performing very well and has been a terrific addition to the venue.

Sam Milionis, Sky Zone Macgregor

Тhank you for taking feedback onboard w …

I was planning for over a week to send an email to say wow.....I cant believe the difference between the Knox walls (1 year before) and the new walls...wow! The way these techs build vs the way the techs at Knox build is like they are a different company...wow!

Leo Neophytou, Director, Funtopia Australia

[...] I could only recommend you!

Thank you so much for your quick help here in Helsinki! I am amazed. Another client from Portugal just called a couple of days ago about my experience with Walltopia and Ropetopia and I could only recommend you! Dimitar did all that we expected and more! He was a very nice guy and also speaks very good english, which made it very easy.

Kimmo Stude, Huimala FEC, Helsinki, Finland

This really mixes things up

Of all the indoor play places Nicholas Laskaris has visited in his life, the 7-year-old Winfield boy described Funtopia as "the best one so far." "This has a lot of different obstacle courses and other stuff I've never seen." - Nicholas, 7 yrs old

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A brilliant addition to our centre!

We have had a great time opening our ropes course and find it to be a brilliant addition to our centre.

Bowling Buddies, Kerry, Ireland

Funwalls has proven to be a fantastic ad …

As the owner of more than one climbing gym, Funwalls have provided quick cash flow for the start up & assisted in filling a marketing gap we didn't know existed. The elements have also been an effective way to broaden our market segment that can seamlessly transition into our climbing gym business.

Walson Tai, The Hanger, Calgary, AB, Canada

The true definition of curious play

This place is fantastic," said Jacquie Starzyk of Chicago, who brought her 5-and-a-half-year-old son here for the first time. "Kids are curious. 'Can I do this? Am I big enough? Am I strong enough? Can I make it to the next level?' This place is the true definition of curious play."

See the full article by Chicago Tribune

 

Not even the promise of ice cream convin …

If you need evidence for how much my crew loved Funtopia, I offer this: Not even the promise of ice cream convinced the boys to abandon their climbing"

Chicago Parent

...appreciate the good work of Walltopia …

Herewith, I would like to point out the project Rollglider has been successfully operated in Iran-Tehran. It is worth to take a chance and appreciate the good work of Walltopia Company team,

S. Y. Taghavi, Member of the Board and Commercial Director, The Excitement Tower, Chitgar Artificial Lake, Chitgar Park, Tehran, Iran

Your walls are definitely one of the hig …

The FEC has been doing well since our opening and attendance has been steadily increasing. Your walls are definitely one of the highlights of the playground and the kids and even parents love them."

Jeffrey Liu, Tamufun, China

We would like to pass on our gratitude t …

We would like to pass on our gratitude to your project team, and Australian Agent, who performed an outstanding job in designing, manufacturing and installing the Rocktopia Caving System and Walltopia Climbing Walls at our venues. Both products continue to receive excellent reviews from our clients.

Adrian Antonello, Senior Program Coordinator | Queensland Venues

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