Burj al-Hamam, Floriade
Type of project:
Public space object
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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.
Gian Sterken, 3D Projectlead at 3D.Weber: “Within 3 months from idea to realization, a record-breaking 3D printed tower was created in collaboration with several partners. Such a tower has never been created in such a short period of time. Maybe not the height, but the realization time is the record to beat.”
The Burj al-Hamam tower 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.
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