Social housing building 3D-printed in Germany

Peri printing
The building will have two apartments per floor ranging from 61 to 81 sq m (Courtesy of Peri 3D Construction)

Germany is printing its first publicly-funded multi-family house in the North Rhine-Westphalian city of Lünen.

The three-storey building will have two apartments on each floor ranging in size from 61 to 81 sq m.

Peri 3D Construction is building it. It is the company’s third printed project started this year, preceded by a data centre and football clubhouse.

After printing the first and second floors, Peri will build the third floor using a timber hybrid construction method.

It is using conventional methods to build the foundation, base, and filigree slabs.

For the printing, Peri is using a printer made by Danish company Cobod. Peri bought a minority stake in Cobod in 2018.

Ina Scharrenbach, North Rhine-Westphalia’s construction and housing minister, said the project showed that public housing “can be built quickly, modernly and sustainably despite these challenging times”.

Peri 3D construction managing director, Fabian Meyer-Brötz, said: “We are convinced that the technology is already ready for widespread use on modern construction sites, and especially for social housing projects.”

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