A Bridge To The Future
The future meets the construction industry in a newly announced project that combines 3D printing and concrete.
Recently, Europe's first cement, 3D printed home went up for sale that led to a whole new world of opportunities for cement. Now, more innovative projects are beginning to emerge to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.
LafargeHolcim CEO, Jan Jenisch has announced Holcim's involvement in facilitating the making of a 3D printed concrete masonry bridge called ‘Striatus’ that is “establishing a new language for concrete that is technology-driven and circular with a low environmental footprint”. Allegedly being the first of its kind, Striatus is a 3D concrete printed bridge that requires uses compression techniques to render supports ans extra materials irrelevant.
- Artistic interpretation of the bridge
Supporting the circular economy: Designed to stand without additional supports, Striatus uses a reduced amount of material and demonstrates how concrete is a durable product that can be employed for innovative and environmentally sustainable projects.
Implementing the latest technological advancements: Made using advanced 3D printing technologies and a specially formulated ink that was created by Holcim, Striata takes a step closer to a circular future.
Opening doors for concrete: Developing new ways to use concrete and 3D printing technologies accelerates the transition to a reduced carbon future. The creation of new products such as this demonstrates how concrete can be used to build more with less in a greener and circular process.
The Striatus Project is being constructed in Venice for the Venice Biennale for Architecture 2021 and is planned to be completed by July.
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