World-class cycling provision and 3D printed houses

June 13, 2018

3d printed house|Hovenring cycling roundabout|

Not content with being home to the Hovenring - an elevated cycling roundabout that pushes the boundaries of active travel infrastructure brilliance, the Dutch city of Eindhoven is pioneering 3D printed housing by unveiling the first habitable examples.

Project Milestone will see five new 3d printed houses offered for rent. The building process does not rely on bricklaying - a trade that is in short supply in The Netherlands. Instead, a large robotic arm squirts out a form of aerated cement adding layer upon layer to create a wall. The building technique is efficient because no more cement is used than is necessary and pipework can be incorporated into the structure during the printing process.

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Eindhoven University of Technology is already well experienced in 3D concrete printing . Last year unveiled the world’s first 3D-printed cycle bridge the town of Gemert.

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