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IMd - an innovative 3D-printed extension

The latest extension for the IMd HQ is a 3D-printed meeting room on top of one of the existing crane tracks. In collaboration with the researchers of the Delft University of Technology and structural engineers from IMd, Ector Hoogstad Architecten designed the parametric form in Rhino and Grasshopper. Based on various developed algorithms the final form is optimised to be self-supporting without additional structural support. The shape therefore has a resemblance to the structural diagrams of the hanging chain models and the architecture of Gaudi. The pavilion is 3D-printed from recycled PETG in Spain and will be assembled on the crane track in the summer of 2020.

Project information
Country: The Netherlands
Location: Rotterdam
Client: IMd Raadgevende Ingenieurs
Status: Realized
Program: Office

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