Czech construction company Stavební spořitelna Česká spořitelna will build the first 3D-printed parkour playground in Prague together with partners from both the private, and public sectors and academia.
According to Czech Prague Morning, Libor Vošický, Chairman of the Board of Česká spořitelna, explains:
“There are many playgrounds for preschoolers, but older children do not have many options, so we decided to use innovative 3D printing technology to create a parkour playground. At the same time, we want to confirm the benefits of using recycled concrete. It is another milestone in the use of this innovative technology. ”says Libor Vošický, Chairman of the Board of Česká spořitelna
The playground that will be built in Prague’s construction is facing many difficulties such as labour shortages, lack of automation, and rising construction costs. Česká Spořitelna, therefore, believes that the use of 3D printing can alleviate these problems.
Architect Daniel Samek believes that 3D printing technology in concrete is perfect for this design because it gives it a greater ability to easily create unique and non-conventional shapes.
The parkour track of approximately 170 m2 will be built with shock-absorbing cast floors for the safety of users. All obstacles will also be pressed with recycled concrete material from Master Builders Solutions CZ and Skanska. Before the opening, the playground company Work4out will be responsible for basic work and the certification of the playground.
At the end of September, Prague’s residents will be able to inaugurate the very first 3D-printed parkour park.