A printed canal house | New Amsterdam landmark made from 3D-printed components

A printed canal house | New Amsterdam landmark made from 3D-printed components
Description

Printing a complete canal house using sustainable materials sounds like fantasy, but it has become reality in Amsterdam. This unique project was made possible by EU funding. Construction of Amsterdam's 3D Print Canal House was made possible by €300 000 of EU funding An international team from the high-tech, design, culture, construction and software sectors was assembled to develop the necessary technology Construction materials were studied with regard to sustainability, stability and recycling capacity 80 % of the material is based on linseed oil and can be melted down and reused The project's 3D printer can print construction elements 2×2×3.5 metres in size and shapes that were previously impossible for the construction industry to create   Partners Henkel, Demeeuw, Heijmans, Arup, Ultimaker, Kansen voor West II, Provincie Noord-Holland, PNO, Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland, Stichting DOEN, Igus, Elcee, Emerson, Xtrution, Lenovo, Amsterdam Smart City, Alliander, Fiction Factory, Tentech, Bestcon, Protospace, Rooie Joris, AON, RSA, Buko, Bouwatch, De Alliantie

EU contribution
€300 000
Project location
Netherlands
Time frame
2011 to 2014

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