Prague now has its first 3D printed parkour playground
Last year’s experience Protozoon, the first 3D printed house in the Czech Republic, showed the benefits of using 3D printing in construction.
Home doesn’t just mean four walls, good civic amenities are also important for a happy life.
Building Society Stavební spořitelna Česká spořitelna (Buřinka) therefore decided to use 3D printing technology to support sport.
The first 3D printed parkour playground is being created in Prague 11. This project is an example of cooperation between the private sector, research and the public sphere.
The Czech construction industry faces many challenges, such as a labor shortage, insufficient automation and rapidly rising prices for building materials. Robotics and 3D printing would help solve the situation, Buřinka said.
“There are many play areas for preschoolers out there, but older kids don’t have a lot of options, so we decided to use innovative 3D printing technology to create a play area. parkour. At the same time, we want to confirm the advantages of using recycled concrete, called rebetong. This is another important step in the use of this innovative technology ”, explains Libor Vošický, chairman of the board of directors of the construction company Stavební spořitelna Česká spořitelna.
The first 3D printed parkour playground will be in Prague 11
“Parkour is a modern sport that appeals to a growing number of children. Its advantage is that it is cheap, does not need expensive equipment, just sneakers and sweatpants. The playground that is being created is unique in that it works with rounded shapes. It brings a renewal to parkour, “ explains architect and plotter Daniel Samek, who designed the playground.
The playground will open at the end of September in Prague 11. “We are delighted to be able to provide land for this innovative sports project, which is also a fitting addition to our new recreation area at Kupecký Primary School. The parkour playground is a great variation of the sport available for older children and adults ”, explains Jan Stárek, Councilor for Sport, Culture and Leisure Prague 11.
The parkour playground will be 14 × 12 m in size. Cast rubber is used as the impact area. Individual obstacles are printed on a frame printer made of Master Builders Solutions CZ material and cast with concrete to increase safety and strength.
Rebetong recycled concrete, made by Skanska, is used for the foundations of the playground. Work4out takes care of the earthworks, certification and completion of the playground.