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World’s first 3D printed park unveiled in China

by Sion Geschwindt
World's first 3D printed park unveiled in China

The Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Centre in southern China has unveiled the world’s first 3D-printed park created in partnership with California-based Advanced Intelligent Construction Technology (AICT).

The park measures 5,523 sq.metres and features over 2000 3D-printed concrete pieces including benches, flower beds, retaining walls, pathways, curbs, and sculptures.

AICT employed a team of KUKA robots to carry out the works.

Xu Weiguo, professor at the Tsinghua University School of Architecture, who led the technical support team, said: “As a form of intelligent construction, 3D printing concrete construction technology boasts great advantages.

“Compared with reinforced concrete, 3D printing is relatively cheap, since the building simulation stage will solve technical problems in advance and come up with the optimum construction method.”

Moving forward, AICT recently opened a US office to pursue projects in the country, and is also working on affordable 3D-printed homes which it plans to rollout in Africa.

Image credit: AICT


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