Prague is Building the First 3D Printed Parkour Playground
Since its inception, 3D printing has been mostly used in industrial manufacturing, medical and aerospace fields. In recent years, construction products such as 3D printed houses and bridges have also appeared one after another. So, what do you think of 3D printing a playground?
The Czech Architecture Association will build the first 3D printed parkour playground in Prague. The playground will be built in Prague 11 and will be jointly developed by the private and public sectors and academia.
According to Czech media reports, the country’s construction industry is currently facing many difficulties, including labor shortages, lack of automation, and rising construction material costs.
Česká spořitelna believes that the use of 3D printing may help alleviate these problems.
Libor Vošicky, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Czech Česká spořitelna, explained: “There are many playgrounds for preschoolers, but older children don’t have many choices, so we decided to use 3D printing technology to build a parkour playground.
At the same time, we want to confirm the use. The benefits of recycled concrete. This is another milestone in the use of this innovative technology."
Parkour originated in France in the late 1980s. It is a free form of running and is very popular among young people. Parkour venues are usually chosen in an urban environment.
The goal is to get from point A to point B in the fastest, most effective and coolest way. This modern sport requires almost no professional equipment, just some loose clothes and jumping skills.
Jan Stárek, member of the Sports, Culture and Leisure Committee of Prague 11th District, added: “We are very pleased to be able to provide land for this innovative sports project, which is also the new recreation area of Kupecky Primary School. The parkour playground is suitable for older children and Great playground for adults."
Prague's first 3D printed parkour playground
Parkour stadiums usually require a series of upright obstacles, and these structures must be suitable for spinning and jumping. In addition, complex geometric shapes can further stimulate the interest of athletes.
Daniel Samek, the architect of the playground, believes that concrete 3D printing technology is very suitable for this application because it can easily create unique and unconventional shapes.
It is reported that the area of the playground will reach 14 x 12m, and is paved with shock-absorbing rubber flooring to ensure the safety of users.
Each obstacle is printed using recycled concrete materials provided by Master Builders Solutions CZ and Skanska. In addition, the playground company Work4out will be responsible for the earthwork and certification of the playground.
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