The Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) very first pedestrian 3D Printed bridge which is now situated in the park of Castilla-La Mancha in Alcobendas, just south of Madrid in Spain.
The 3D printed bridge has been created using parametric modelling to not only reflect the “complexities of nature’s forms” but also optimise the distribution of raw materials to create the strongest structure possible and uses sand to bind layer after layer of solid rock.
The 3D printed Alcobendas bridge as a civil engineering first and the IAAC is calling the creation a “milestone for the construction sector at international level.” The Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia explains more :
The computational design also allows to maximize the structural performance, being able to dispose the material only where it is needed, with total freedom of forms, maintaining the porosity thanks to the application of generative algorithms and challenging the traditional techniques of construction.
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