This new building has public seating built-in to its exterior

3D printed facade for EU building, designed by DUS Architects

Photography by Ossip van Duivenbode

 

DUS Architects have recently completed a facade for the temporary EU Building, for the Dutch EU Presidency 2016.

 

3D printed facade for EU building, designed by DUS Architects

Photography by Ossip van Duivenbode

 
The EU Presidency takes place in the Netherlands for 6 months from January 2016, and afterwards, the bio-plastic facade will be fully recycled.

3D printed facade for EU building, designed by DUS Architects

Photography by Ossip van Duivenbode

 
The design of the facade references the sails of historical sailing ships, that used to be built in the area.

3D printed facade for EU building, designed by DUS Architects

Photography by Ossip van Duivenbode

 
At night, the sails are lit with a pulsing light.

3D printed facade for EU building, designed by DUS Architects

Photography by Ossip van Duivenbode

 
Within the sails are alcoves, which are home to large-scale 3D-printed-benches.

3D printed facade for EU building, designed by DUS Architects

Photography by Ossip van Duivenbode

 
Each of the seating surfaces have been filled with a light-coloured concrete.

3D printed facade for EU building, designed by DUS Architects

Photography by Ossip van Duivenbode

 
All of the bio-plastic that has been used, will be shredded and recycled into future 3D-printed projects.

3D printed facade for EU building, designed by DUS Architects

Photography by Ossip van Duivenbode

 
The facade was the collaborative result of DUS (design), Actual (parametric development & 3D printing), Neptunus (temporary structures), TenTech (engineering), Henkel (material development), Philips (light), and Heijmans (construction and assembly).

3D printed facade for EU building, designed by DUS Architects

Photography by Ossip van Duivenbode

3D printed facade for EU building, designed by DUS Architects

Photography by Ossip van Duivenbode

3D printed facade for EU building, designed by DUS Architects

Photography by Ossip van Duivenbode

3D printed facade for EU building, designed by DUS Architects

Photography by Ossip van Duivenbode

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