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Wow, there were 7760 visitors of the #3dprintfacade website during the competition!
Which led to 49 entries from 12 different countries. We were pleasantly surprised by all the variety of unique designs we received. The jury had around 6 favorites, but they had a difficult time making a final selection.
All 5 jury members gave a score for each criterion independently from one another.

The selection was based on four criteria:

  • The tile was limited to 3D production (a unique 3d printing shape, some designs could also be manufactured using a mold)
  • Creativity, design & originality
  • Function: extra features = added value
  • Material

 

And the winner is…

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CANALWALL by Henry den Ouden.

 

From the jury

The jury chose this design because of its unique feature, the connected hollow letters which form a silhouette. The idea behind using a syringe to inject grenadine into the hollow structure gives the tile a special effect which can be admired from the outside of the the building but also from the inside of the building because the material used is transparent.
By varying the colors according to the season or time of day it is possible to ‘play’ with the façade and give it different looks. It could even be possible for companies of residents to customize their own façade in the color, text, structure or design of their choice.
Other possibilities are to either fill the hollow structure with a colored or glow-in-the-dark light tube, or use it to drain rainwater.

The hollow structures on the edges are connected to adjacent façade tiles, so by combining different tiles an entirely unique artwork can be created.
The hollow structure in the tile can only be achieved by 3D printing production methods. Every tile can be produced with a different hollow structure and design, this is the added value of 3D printing.

It’s not so much the text ‘Canal House’ that the jury likes but more the idea behind it, the fact that you can use hollow structures, letters or shapes to customize facades of the future.
 

Public price

Besides the winning tile which was chosen by the jury there was an online voting competition. The winner of the voting competition is:

  1. “Corallo” by Helder Santos from Italy (205 votes)
  2. “Plus Minus” by Vicente Gasco out of Puerto Rico (157 votes)
  3. “Ornamentation Deterioration” by Jasper Manders from the Netherlands (57 votes)

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On behalf of the jury we would like to thank all the people who participated in the #3DPRINTFACADE Competition. We were charmed by your unique, innovative and creative designs. They were an inspiration to us and sparked our own creativity, which will influence future developments in 3D printing for the construction industry!

The jury will contact the winners, Henry den Ouden & Helder Santos as soon as possible!
 

Next step

Heijmans and DUS Architects will design, develop & engineer the winning tile the next period and will 3D print the 1×1 meter tile in January 2016!
When the 3D Printed Façade is finished, we will communicate it on the website www.3dprintfacade.com and also on social media, so keep a close eye on it!

 

Some nice facts & figures:

  • 49 entries from 12 different countries, The Netherlands – France – Italy – USA – Mexico – Colombia – Canada – Israel – Puerto Rico – Lietuva – UK – Turkey
  • 894 online votes
  • 7716 visitors of the www.3dprintfacade.com website during the total completion period
  • 4873 unique visitors of the website during the total completion period
  • 3660 visitors of the website during the submission period (the 1th of September till the 19th of October)
  • 2350 unique visitors of the website during the submission period (the 1th of September till the 19th of October)
  • 4056 visitors during the voting period (the 5th of October till the 18th of October)
  • 2676 unique visitors during the voting period (the 5th of October till the 18th of October)

 

All entries: