PERI constructed Europe’s largest 3D-printed building with COBOD’s BOD2 printer in the city of Heidelberg, Germany. The building is around 600 m2, 54m long, 11m wide, and 9m high, and contains an IT server hotel. The project is made for Heidelberg IT Management GmbH & Co. KG, a cloud & data center provider.
Europe’s largest 3D printed building is initiated by KRAUSGRUPPE. Hans-Jörg Kraus, the managing partner of the KRAUSGRUPPE, said: “As an independent family business with a long tradition and a future ahead, we want to promote innovative construction methods in Heidelberg and make a positive contribution to sustainable building methods”.
PERI 3D Construction, a pioneer in the 3D construction printing sector, is supplying the know-how for the 3D printing process and is printing the building’s walls with COBOD’s BOD2 3D construction printer. PERI intends to use the printer’s high printing rates to finish the printing of the walls of this large-scale project in just 140 hours, which is comparable to printing 4 square meters of construction each hour.
The architects from SSV Architekten and Mense Korte, who worked on the project together, paid special attention to the architecture of the walls, which is highly unusual, as shown in the renderings of the server hotel. Dr. Fabian Meyer-Brötz, Managing Director of PERI 3D Construction GmbH, commented: “. Based on parametric design, the special wall design used in the building documents the immense design freedom, that the COBOD BOD2 3D printer enables. We are very proud to be able to realize our largest building to date with this project.”
Henrik Lund-Nielsen, Founder & General Manager of COBOD added: “In this unique project PERI is emphasizing two of the key benefits of 3D construction printing; speed of execution and design freedom. Because of this, our technology is capable of carrying out everything from materials savings windmill towers over low-cost residential housing in Africa to architectural office-type buildings in Germany.”