Germany’s first 3D-printed building

A special concrete was used to build the structure of the two-storey house

According to the government of North Rhine-Westphalia, this is a first in the whole of Germany: a house is being built by 3D printing in Beckum with special concrete which makes it possible, layer after layer, to build the walls of this two-storey house with a total area of 160 m2. The construction of this house is a pilot project launched by the regional government to determine whether 3D construction is faster and more flexible than “conventional” construction.

 

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According to North Rhine-Westphalia’s state government, Germany’s first residential building constructed by 3D printing or additive manufacturing technique is currently being built in Beckum.Image Credit: AFP

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The head of a 3D printer applies the next layer of concrete to the walls of a house at the construction site in Beckum.Image Credit: AFP

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Several layers of concrete applied by a 3D printer to built the walls of a house are seen at the construction site in Beckum.Image Credit: AFP

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A man monitors with his laptop the head of the 3D printer which applies the next layer of concrete.Image Credit: AFP

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A man works at the construction site of a house, where several layers of concrete have already been applied by a 3D printer, and the next printing stage is already underway, in Beckum.Image Credit: AFP

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A man works in the future staircase at the construction site of a house built with a 3D printer in Beckum, western Germany.Image Credit: AFP

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A man works at the construction site of a house, where several layers of concrete have already been applied by a 3D printer, and the next printing stage is already underway, in Beckum, western Germany.Image Credit: AFP

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A man holds a laptop displaying a construction plan of a house built with a 3D printer in Beckum.Image Credit: AFP

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A man holds a laptop displaying a construction plan of a house built with a 3D printer in Beckum.Image Credit: AFP

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A man watches the head of the 3D printer which applies the next layer of concrete to the walls of a house at the construction site in Beckum.Image Credit: AFP

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A man works at the construction site of a house, where several layers of concrete have already been applied by a 3D printer, and the next printing stage is already underway.Image Credit: AFP

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A man watches the head of the 3D printer which applies the next layer of concrete to the walls of a houseImage Credit: AFP

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An aerial view shows construction workers standing in the scaffolded construction site of a house.Image Credit: AFP

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An aerial view shows construction workers standing in the scaffolded construction site of a house.Image Credit: AFP

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An aerial view shows construction workers standing in the scaffolded construction site of a house, where several layers of concrete have already been applied by a 3D printer.Image Credit: AFP

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