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Europe’s first 3D printed office extension is now complete

by Sion Geschwindt
Europe’s first 3D printed office extension is now complete

Europe’s first 3D printed office extension has opened in Hausleiten in Austria. The building is a 125 m2 office extension to construction technology group STRABAG’s existing existing office.

The project is a result of a collaboration between STRABAG and the scaffolding and formwork manufacturer PERI.

The extension building was printed with COBOD’s BOD2 3D construction printer. Manufacturer’s claim that, with a maximum printing speed of one metre per second, the BOD2 is the fastest in the world.

The construction of the office shell was completed in around 45 hours of pure printing time.

Thomas Imbacher, Member of the Board for Innovation & Marketing at PERI SE, said: “The building in Hausleiten is a milestone for STRABAG, for PERI, for all involved. And a milestone for the Austrian construction industry as a whole.

“We are convinced that 3D printing of buildings will be part of the future of construction as this technology offers solutions for challenges that are currently occupying our industry: Digitalisation, efficiency, shortage of skilled workers and much more.”


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Henrik Lund-Nielsen, Founder & General Manager of COBOD International, said: “We are proud to see more and more buildings being 3D printed with our BOD2 printer as a consequence of our leading position in the market”

“Our superior technology is documented by COBOD’s technology 3D printing multiple applications other than just low-rise residential buildings, such as windmill tower bases, concrete pipe supports, schools and now an office building.

“We firmly believe that 3D construction printing will revolutionise the construction industry due to its ability to automate and industri alise the construction process”.

In 2018 PERI Group acquired a minority stake in COBOD.

Image: The 125 m2 office extension building printed by PERI with a COBOD BOD2 3D construction printer (credit: PERI)


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