Project 1C: Integrated 3D Printing Facade

The integrative facade project aims to identify the feasibility of 3D printing as a fabrication method of sustainable and performant facade components. Within the goal of the building sector decarbonisation, this project aims to propose high performance building components, fabricated as a mono-material easy to recycle at the end of its life cycle; thus, a reduction of operational and embodied emissions is envisioned.

Project 1C comprises the following work packages:

1) Design and fabrication of 3DP facade elements

2) Add on/in glass printing

3) Performance analysis

Photo credit: Samples for optical tests in 3D printing are thermally monitored. Ina Cheibas.