EU Presidency 2016 toke a place in the Netherlands for 6 months from January 2016. DUS Architects made a special design for the temporary building of the Europe in the Netherlands during the preparations made in this context.
The façade design that bears DUS Architects signature was referenced from the sailing motif of the sailingships built in the former years in the area where the building is located. Seat benches with AB colors just below the sail pattern were made entirely by 3D printing technology. Bench designs were also made from a bio-plastic material and each of the seating surfaces was filled with light-colored concrete. In consideration of temporary made building, the printed elements are designed in a way they can be easily removed, shredded and reprinted after the presidency is over. In addition, it is seen that the benches with EU colors and the sail-like façade silhouette highlighted by gently at night. From the approach of façade of the architecture, the lighting has have one’s share.
In this sense, the design of DUS Architects’ is the first example of XXL 3D prints are shown in the public domain used in the world. In addition, the complete recycling of the temporarily constructed bio-plastic façade after its disassembling completely represents the best example of an environmentalist approach within the architectural projects up to now.
Client: Dutch Ministry of Foreign affairs
Location: Amsterdam, Marine Terrain
3D printing: Actual & DUS
Assembly of 3D prints: Heijmans
Print material: Henkel & Actual
Photography: Ossip van Duivenbode