World’s First 3D Printed Parkour Park Unveiled in Prague | New
The world’s first 3D printed parkour park was inaugurated in Prague 11, a municipal district of Prague, Czech Republic.
The project was a joint venture between the construction company Stavební spořitelna České spořitelny (Buřinka), 3Deposition, and the Municipality of Prague 11. It was designed by the architect and vice-president of the Czech parkour association Daniel Samek.
The park spans a diameter of 14 meters (46 feet) and contains 14 3D printed elements connected by steel pipes. The elements were printed on a frame printer using recycled concrete, known as rebetong, by 3Deposition, a company founded by researchers at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Brno University of Technology. The printing, which took 10 hours, required 12.5 tonnes of special concrete mix from Master Builders Solutions CZ.
In addition to parkour training, the elements of the playground can also be used as an outdoor gym and are intended for use by everyone from the age of ten. As noted by Buřinka, the advantage of the 3D printed playpen is the absence of sharp edges, in addition to having cast rubber as the impact surface, ensuring safety.
“In this project, we have combined a modern sporting discipline with innovative 3D concrete printing technology,” says Samek. “This gave rise to unique organic shapes and layouts of the course. “
Libor Vošický, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Buřinka adds: “Our efforts to further develop 3D printing technology in the construction industry and to support civic facilities have resulted in the project for the first printed parkour playground. on a 3D printer with concrete.