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DUS is the initiator of the 3D Print Canal House Living Lab: An international acclaimed design-and-build project where a life size Canal House is 3D-printed as a research into new global housing solutions and market explorations. The project links over 25 international partners and has received global PR (including a personal visit by Barack Obama).
The developed eco system includes customise and engineering software, bio-based printing materials and several innovative XL FDM 3D printers that can print building elements up to 5 m tall. The final 700m2 Canal House will comprise workshop areas, XL 3D print facilities, a cafe and exhibition area, and is expected to be completed in 2018.
3D Print Canal House Foundation
Amsterdam, Asterweg 49
2013 – ongoing
SIZE & PROGRAM:
Living Lab – Design and build research project at a 3000 m2 building terrain with 2XL 3D printers, material lab, workshop areas, offices and exhibition area.
3D Print Canal House – 700 m2 of workshop space, XL 3D print labs, offices, cafe and exhibition area. Expected to be completed in 2018.
DUS, Henkel, Heijmans, Arup, Ultimaker, Amsterdam Municipality, Doen Foundation, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, Dutch Enterprise Agency, European Union, Technical University Delft, Amsterdam Institute of Metropolitan Solutions, Amsterdam Energie Bedrijf, Protospace, Fiction Factory, Amsterdam Smart City, Alliander, Tentech, Amsterdam Energie, Rooie Joris, Xtrution, RSA, Aon, Igus, Emerson