entrepreneurs at the rotterdam makers district have developed the R-IGLO, a 3D-printed pavilion that can be built within a larger space. modular, circular and locally produced, this pavilion can be easily dismantled, moved or stored. R-IGLO was designed by the ArchiTech company on behalf of royal 3D and will be produced with a large 3D-printer in de werkplaats on the merwehaven in M4H.
the R-IGLO pavilion will be printed using a CFAM-printer built for royal 3D by CEAD in delft. CFAM stands for continuous fiber additive manufacturing, which means that a (glass) fibre is continuously added to the printing material. rhis results in a stronger, stiffer and therefore more durable end result. this CFAM printer can produce on an industrial scale, with a build volume of 4 x 2 x 1.5 meters and a printing capacity of 15 kilograms per hour.
the material that forms the basis for the R-IGLO is plastic PET waste from the port industry. this material is completely reusable, even if a print fails, for example. the advanced and 100% circular design ensures that the material is not only used very efficiently but also provides the users with pleasant acoustics and sufficient incidence of daylight.
designed by: ArchiTech company
in collaboration with: port of rotterdam
printed by: royal 3D
juliana neira I designboom
mar 13, 2021