A studio-type structure was planned in the town of Nyborg, Denmark, as part of a larger construction project for student housing. The Sketch Design featured 3 closed, curved wall elements that were to be connected with straight timber frames containing the windows and doors. The curved walls would be manufactured through off-site 3D Concrete Printing, with the TU/e facility, as this was expected to allow better process and quality control than on-site printing. The 3DCP research group conducted a test phase with large scale elements in the summer of 2017.
Approximately 0.7 m wide, 2.5 m high wall segments were subjected to compressive, bending, and impact testing. The structural performance of the design was shown to be safe in each load condition and the research phase was concluded. Due to a shift of priorities with the client, the project was not realized.
- Client: Nyborg municipality, Denmark,
- Architect: I. Moltke, Denmark,
- Structural engineering: Witteveen+Bos, the Netherlands,
- Research, print design and manufacturing of printed elements: Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands,
Material supplier print mortar: Saint-Gobain Weber Beamix, the Netherlands