Peri completes ‘Europe’s largest’ 3D printed building

PERI 3D Construction has achieved a significant milestone in the 3D construction printing industry by completing Europe’s largest 3D printed building, the Wave House data centre in Heidelberg, Germany.

The building is 54m in length, 11m in width, and 9m in height

The architects SSV and Mense Korte faced a challenge in the Heidelberg project by designing walls with a wave-like shape.

Peri highlighted that conventional construction methods could not have been used to achieve this design, so 3D construction printing technology was utilised because of its design freedom.

Dr. Fabian Meyer-Brötz, the managing director of PERI 3D Construction, commented on the project, “We are very proud to have realized our largest building to date with this project.

“Not only because of the size of it, but in particular due to the special shape and the parametric design used, which documents the immense design freedom of COBOD’s technology.”

The building’s measurements – spanning 600 m2 (approximately 6.600 SF), with dimensions of 54m in length, 11m in width, and 9m in height – were achieved with the walls printed in 140 hours.

Peri 3D Construction says that this equates to an efficiency rate of 4 square meters per hour.

Peri 3D printed building Peri highlighted that conventional construction methods could not have been used to achieve this design

Hans-Jörg Kraus, the managing partner of KRAUS GRUPPE Heidelberg, added, “I cannot tell you what it would cost if we had made the data centre conventionally. 3D construction printing made this project economically viable.”

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