Europe’s first 3D printed office extension is now complete in Austria
“The building in Hausleiten is a milestone for STRABAG, for PERI, for everyone involved. And a milestone for the Austrian construction industry as a whole,” said Thomas Imbacher, board member for innovation and marketing of PERI SE. “We are convinced that 3D printing of buildings will be part of the future of construction because this technology offers solutions to the challenges currently occupying our industry: Digitalization, efficiency, shortage of skilled labor and much more.”
The expansion building was printed with a BOD2, the world’s best-selling 3D construction printer from COBOD. The maximum printing speed of the BOD2 3D construction printer at one meter per second is the fastest in the world, and as a result the hull construction at Hausleiten was completed in approximately 45 hours of pure printing time.
Additionally, 3D printing in general allows design freedom over conventional concrete construction, such as architecturally appealing rounded shapes. This office building in Austria impresses with its unusual architectural form and the structures of the stamped concrete are recognizable as a design element on the facade, which gives the building a special appearance in addition to the cloverleaf shape.
Henrik Lund-Nielsen, Founder and Managing Director of COBOD International, said, “We are proud to see more and more buildings 3D printed with our BOD2 printer due to our market leading position.” He continued, “Our superior technology is documented by COBOD’s 3D printing technology for multiple applications beyond low-rise residential buildings, such as wind turbine tower bases, concrete pipe supports, schools and now an office building. We strongly believe that construction 3D printing will revolutionize the construction industry due to its ability to automate and industrialize the construction process”.
In 2018, PERI Group acquired a minority stake in COBOD. Since then, the two companies have worked closely together to push the boundaries of construction 3D printing. With the printing project in Hausleiten, the PERI 3D printing team has now successfully completed six printing projects with COBOD’s 3D construction printers. These include the first 3D printed house in Germany, the first 3D printed multi-family house/apartment in Europe and now the office extension in Hausleiten.
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