Qorox Creates World’s Largest 3D Printed Skateable Sculpture

By on June 19th, 2024 in news, Usage

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3D printed skate park component in New Zealand [Source: VoxelMatters]

‘The Wave’, at Destination Skatepark in Tauranga, New Zealand, was produced using technology from CyBe Construction.

QOROX, a construction 3D printing company with several successful projects to their credit, has recently completed the construction of the world’s largest 3D printed skateable sculpture, titled ‘The Wave’, at Destination Skatepark in Tauranga, New Zealand.

The adoption of 3D concrete printing is expanding worldwide, with applications extending beyond affordable housing to include artificial reefs, street furniture, infrastructure, and art. Destination Skatepark now consists of a variety of 3D printed features, such as quarterpipes, ledges, and supports, all created by QOROX.

The park’s highlight is ‘The Wave’, a 12-meter-long, 3-meter-high skateable sculpture that mimics curling water. Comprising seven different elements, this sculpture was printed in under five hours and is recognized as the largest 3D printed skate sculpture globally.

According to Peter Fraser, the council’s design lead for the project, only a few 3D printed skateparks exist internationally, and they are typically on a smaller scale with fewer and less intricate elements.

Fraser emphasizes that Destination Skatepark was designed with significant community involvement, further refined by design specialists Rich Landscapes and QOROX. The flexibility afforded by QOROX’s 3D printing capabilities allowed for the creation of unique forms and textures that would have been prohibitively expensive or impossible with traditional construction methods.

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