About Us
About us
This competition is made possible by the following parties:

HEIJMANS

Heijmans is a listed company that combines activities related to property development, residential building, non-residential building, roads and civil engineering in the working areas living, working and connecting. Heijmans is active in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany and as a technology partners delivers know-how and concepts in various markets. Our constant focus on quality improvements, innovation and integrated solutions enables us to generate added value for our clients. Heijmans realises projects for private consumers, companies and public sector bodies. With 7,000 employees, we are building the spatial contours of tomorrow.

DUS ARCHITECTS

Based in Amsterdam, DUS Architects make public architecture – design that consciously influences everyday life. DUS designs things that make you feel at home in the world – from your favorite coffee mug to the neighborhood that you live in. To DUS, architecture is a craftsmanship, and all their work has a personal touch. As is shown by their most recent project, the 3D Print Canal House, where they are 3D printing an entire house as research into how new digital fabrication techniques can lead to affordable tailor-made architecture.

3D HUBS

3D Hubs is world’s largest and fastest growing network of 3D printers. By connecting everyone to nearby 3D Printer owners, 3D Hubs is accelerating a future of local and on-demand production. Our network consists of 16,000 printing locations worldwide, providing over one billion people access to a 3D printer within 10 miles of their home.

Showcases:

3D PRINT CANAL HOUSE (AMSTERDAM)

The 3D Print Canal House is a three-year publically accessible ‘Research & Design by Doing’ project in which an international team of partners from various sectors works together on 3D printing a full-size canal house in Amsterdam. A beta-preneurial building project, which has the goal to revolutionize the building industry and offer new tailor made housing solutions worldwide. The building site is designed as a growing exhibition and open to the public. The feedback from audiences generates input for research and market explorations: a live user test and feedback loop that intensifies and accelerates the research process on design, science, culture, building, software, communities and the city. This unique approach makes the building site a platform for innovation and new production techniques, and also Amsterdam’s youngest museum.

MX3D BRIDGE (AMSTERDAM)

With our robots that can “draw” steel structures in 3D, we will print a bridge over water in the center of Amsterdam. We research and develop groundbreaking, cost-effective robotic technology with which we can 3D print beautiful, functional objects in almost any form. The ultimate test? Printing an intricate, ornate metal bridge for a special location to show what our robots and software, engineers, craftsmen and designers can do.

The bridge will be designed by Joris Laarman. That process using new Autodesk software will be a research project in itself. It will sync with the technical development and take into account the location. The project is a collaboration between MX3D, design software company Autodesk, construction company Heijmans and many others.