Over the next 6 months, meetings for high-level officials will be held in the Europe Building, a temporary structure located in the former naval yard next to the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam.
The striking white façade has the appearance of billowing sails, in playful reference to the historic tall ships that were once built in this area. Nestled in alcoves beneath the sails are EU-blue coloured seating areas, designed by DUS Architects; the design studio behind the 3D Print Canal House project we featured last year.
The seating elements feature an intricate 3D-printed pattern to reflect the diverse nature of the European community. Created especially for the EU presidency, the elements are printed locally with the KamerMaker 3D-printer which was developed on the 3D Print Canal House project.
The prints are made of a specially developed bio-plastic and the seating surfaces are filled with a light-coloured concrete. The bio-plastic can be shredded and reprinted after the presidency is over. This is the first time in the world that these kinds of recyclable XXL 3D prints are being shown in the public domain.
The project is the first commercial spin-off resulting from the collaborations on the 3D Print Canal House: an initiative of DUS architects and partners – full details of this project can be found in our January 2015 article.
Image credits: DUS Architects, Ossip van Duivenbode
The Europe Building features in the Rhine Capital Partners monthly investment reporting for January.
- On 13th January 2016