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References 3D-Printing Buildings and Precast Elements

Germany's first 3D-printed home 

In the fall of 2020, we printed Germany's first residential building in Beckum, North Rhine-Westphalia. This project impressively proved that the innovative 3D construction printing technology is ready for the market in the residential construction segment. The construction technology, which was executed for the first time in Germany, went through all official approval processes in the preceding months.

The two-story family house has about 80 sqm (861 sqft) per floor. Already at first sight, the unusual shape of the residential house with round walls catches the eye. The special design, which in conventional construction would have been feasible only at great financial expense, could be realized cost- and time-efficiently with the BOD2.

The BOD2 was operated by just two people. The print head and the print results were additionally monitored by camera. During the printing process, the 3D construction printer already took into account the lines and connections for water and electricity to be laid later. Thanks to the certification of the BOD2 used, it was possible to work in the print room during the printing process. Manual work, such as laying empty pipes and connections, was thus simply integrated into the printing process. This saved valuable time and costs.

Europe's largest 3D-printed apartment building

Only a short time later, the printing of what is currently the largest apartment building in Europe was executed. The project, for which a total of only six weeks of printing time was estimated, showed that 3D construction printing is also suitable for the construction of large residential units. The 5-family house was built in Wallenhausen, Germany. It has a full basement and offers five apartments on three floors with a total living space of about 380 sqm (4,090 sqft).

The special feature: This is not a research or demonstration project, but the apartments are leased. Only one apartment is used as a show apartment.

Single-family home for Habitat for Humanity (Arizona, USA)