Modern Burj al-Hamam breaks record at the Floriade

This unique object has earned with this a well-deserved place in the Guinness World Records book. The ‘pigeon tower’ was designed by Dar & the Expo Pavilion group and printed by Saint-Gobain Weber Beamix in Eindhoven.

The Pigeon Tower

The 3D printed Burj al-Hamam pays tribute to the traditionally built pigeon towers in Qatar and is characterized by its special, architectural shape. During the migration season, the tower provides a shelter for more than a thousand pigeons. At the same time, it provides an ecological way of farming. Thanks to the clever construction, the pigeon droppings can be collected and used as fertilizer for local farms. Visitors to the Floriade can also get to know the 3D printed structure and construction inside and up close. Since many wild pigeons now gratefully use the tower, access is of course entirely at your own risk.

Groundbreaking design


The Burj al-Hamam was built without steel reinforcement or poured concrete. At 12.1 meters it is the highest 3D printed tower in the world. This is confirmed by a measurement by an official of Guinness World Records. To further reduce the carbon footprint, Saint-Gobain Weber Beamix has significantly reduced the energy requirement of the production process and the amount of material. As a result, up to 60% less CO2 was emitted for the towers than with the traditional way of building. In this way, the Weber Beamix concrete printing factory has pushed the boundaries of concrete printing even further.

 

Tower specifications

 

Total No. elements             65 pcs

Weight                                  56 tons

Volume                                 26 m3

Print time                             107 hours

3DCP mortar                        W160-3D

3DCP Factory                       Saint-Gobain Weber Beamix Eindhoven

Design                                   Dar & Expo Pavilion group

Construction Eng.               Witteveen+Bos

3DCP Eng.                             Saint-Gobain Weber Beamix

Constructor                          KPM3

Join Saint-Gobain Weber Beamix as a Junior MarCom Manager!

Junior MarCom Manager: 3D Concrete Printing

Saint-Gobain Weber Beamix B.V. has been a pioneer ever since the early 2000s. Back in 2005, we were the first company to 3D print a wall. Ten years after that, TU Eindhoven embraced our technology and dedicated further scientific research into this innovative construction method. A consortium of companies then took our technology from lab scale to full-size projects such as bridges and houses. Our development since has been rapid—in 2019, we opened Europe’s first concrete printing factory together with market leader BAM Infra.

Weber Beamix, Eindhoven, 32-38 hours per week

 

What You’ll Do:

  • Create, guide, and execute the marketing plan—both online and offline;
  • Develop and conquer new markets;
  • Develop and organize campaigns, content, and events;
  • Track and analyze data in order to improve and optimize marketing;

What You Need:

  • Higher education qualification in Marketing Communication or a similar subject;
  • Knowledge or experience of data analytics, online marketing and related tools, website and content development—knowledge of 3D printing is a big plus;
  • Prior experience in an international work environment;
  • Excellent copywriting skills in English;
  • Ability to travel within and outside the Netherlands;

What We Offer:

  • A challenging, exciting role in our young and ambitious marketing team;
  • Experience-related salary (€2,500 to €3,500 gross per month), plus a bonus of up to 10% of your annual salary;
  • A huge range of secondary benefits, including a fantastic pension plan, 31 vacation days, plenty of well-being activities, and a hybrid working environment;
  • Opportunity for further training and growth within the Saint-Gobain group;

How to Apply:

Please send your cover letter and résumé via our online application form.

If you’d like more information, please contact Peter Paul Cornelissen, International 3D Project Manager, at +31 (0)682851030. 

Join Saint-Gobain Weber Beamix as a Mechatronics Engineer!

Mechatronics Engineer: 3D Concrete Printing

Saint-Gobain Weber Beamix B.V. has been a pioneer ever since the early 2000s. Back in 2005, we were the first company to 3D print a wall. Ten years after that, TU Eindhoven embraced our technology and dedicated further scientific research into this innovative construction method. A consortium of companies then took our technology from lab scale to full-size projects such as bridges and houses. Our development since has been rapid—in 2019, we opened Europe’s first concrete printing factory together with market leader BAM Infra.

Weber Beamix, Eindhoven, 38 hours per week


What you’ll Do:

  • Develop and implement new technologies to improve and optimize production processes;
  • Find, develop, implement and improve the robotized production process for the construction industry;
  • Help build the new 3D Printing platform;
  • Get hands-on with 3D concrete printing in our R&D environment and 3D print factory;
  • Find creative solutions to problems;
  • Play a key role in the global role out of our 3D Concrete Printing service;

What You Need:

  • Higher education qualification in Mechatronics or a similar subject;
  • Knowledge or experience of 3D concrete printing, PLC programming, robot systems integration, and the entire development process from idea to market implementation;
  • Good level of written and spoken English is a must (Dutch is an advantage);
  • Located within a reasonable distance of our 3D print factory in Eindhoven and willing to travel within and outside the Netherlands;

What We Offer:

  • A challenging exciting role with lots of independence, where you’ll get to work with new technologies and materials;
  • Experience-related salary (€3,500 to €4,900 gross per moth), plus a bonus of up to 10% of your annual salary;
  • A huge range of secondary benefits, including a fantastic pension plan, 31 vacation days, plenty of well-being activities, and a hybrid work environment;
  • Opportunity for further training and growth within Saint-Gobain group;

How to Apply:

Please send your cover letter and résumé to Eline Quist, HR Manager BNL, before April 17. If you’d like more information, please contact Peter Paul Cornelissen, International 3D Project Manager, at +31 (0)682851030.