Revolutionizing Construction: Low-CO2 3D Printing

AKF and 3DCP Group present a groundbreaking 72 m2 community building in Copenhagen, using innovative 3D printing techniques with low-CO2 cement.
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AKF and 3DCP Group present a groundbreaking 72 m2 community building in Copenhagen, using innovative 3D printing techniques with low-CO2 cement. The structure, hosting a gym, guest room, and laundry facility, pioneers sustainable construction methods, significantly reducing CO2 emissions compared to traditional concrete buildings.

 

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In a recent feat, AKF, in collaboration with 3DCP Group, unveiled Copenhagen's inaugural low-CO2 concrete building via 3D printing. This revolutionary structure spans 72 m2, catering to community needs with its gym, guest room, and shared laundry facility.

Employing a specialized low-CO2 cement, this construction marked a significant environmental milestone, boasting a 30% reduction in carbon footprint. This innovative material was meticulously infused into 3D printable concrete, harnessed through the D.fab admixtures method developed by Cemex and COBOD.

Addressing concrete's notorious environmental impact, AKF highlighted 3D printing's adaptive nature, strategically allocating material only where structurally essential. This approach minimized resource consumption, fostering both environmental and economic advantages while offering architectural design flexibility.

The utilization of low-CO2 cement not only reduced carbon footprint but also showcased the potential of 3D printing technology beyond concrete. Vibeke Lorenzen, AKF's technical director, envisages a future incorporating natural resources like clay-rich soil for 3D printed construction, diversifying the industry's traditional methods.

The entire community building was crafted over five days via the COBOD BOD2 printer, attracting extensive media coverage during its live printing event. Mikkel Brich, 3DCP's CEO, emphasized the technology's reliability, speed, and precision, garnering widespread acclaim from the press.

Saga Architects, known for their innovative designs, incorporated organic shapes and abundant wood in the building's aesthetics. Their endeavor aimed to infuse an inviting ambiance into the structure, a feat challenging to achieve through conventional construction.

 

Conclusion:
The emergence of this eco-conscious 3D printed building signifies a pivotal shift in construction methodology, propelling sustainable design and inspiring future innovations in environmentally friendly architecture.

 

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