This two-story building was constructed by the Siam Cement Group (SCG) using COBOD's BOD2 3D printer and was named the "world's first 3D printed medical centre." It spans over two levels and spans 345 m2, making it the largest 3D-printed structure in Southeast Asia. Read SURFACES REPORTER (SR) for more details:
Chalermwut Snguanyat, 3D printing & fabric concrete technology director from SCG, gave the green light to the design of the 3D printed medical centre. The materials used were SCG 3D printing mortars with C75/80 strength classes for load-bearing walls and C30/35 strength classes for non-load-bearing walls.
Attention-Grabbing Wavy Walls
The construction of this medical centre was made possible due to the unique capabilities of the BOD2 3D printer, resulting in its eye-catching wavy walls.
This approach provided a multitude of benefits ranging from design flexibility to an accelerated building speed; as well as a reduction in required workforce on-site compared to traditional methods.
The building was also carefully designed to endure seismic loads, and 3D printing technology further hastened the process. SCG was pleased with the opportunity to demonstrate their COBOD printer's ability and explore research into 3D printed structures through this project.
As mentioned by Snguanyat, this included the successful implementation of studies with leading universities in Thailand for constructing single-story load-bearing structures and two-story non-load-bearing constructions.
Recently, Kraus Gruppe announced plans to build Europe's largest 3D-printed building. In cooperation with Heidelberg IT Management GmbH & Co. KG, the project will serve as an IT server hotel in Heidelberg, Germany. It will be operated by Heidelberg IT Management GmbH & Co. KG as a cloud and data centre services provider.
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