3D printed steel bridge granted DDW Public Award

The MX3D Bridge created by Joris Laarman of Lab x MX3D, was granted the Public Award during Dutch Design Week. DDW calls his creation “a breakthrough in the construction sector”.

With MX3D, Laarman developed a steel bridge which was completely 3D printed by robots. The bridge will soon be placed in the centre of Amsterdam.

The use of 3D printing to create a steel bridge is considered a breakthrough for the construction sector. This kind of application of 3D offers many new possibilities and opportunities.

“After years of waiting very patiently, this MX3D Bridge finally meets the high expectations for digital manufacturing,” the jury said of this project.

“Laarman has set the bar high and makes the striking choice for steel: a typical (conservative) structural material, which has particular static properties. The resulting freedom in form and material triggers concepts and possibilities which are still hard to grasp.”

Source: Studio 040

Translator: Kate

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