The world’s first 3D printed two-story building in Europe

Westerlo, Belgium

In July 2020, KampC unveiled the first two story house printed on site in Europe. The house is eight meters tall and has a floor area of 90 square meters and it is 3D printed with one of COBOD’s BOD2 printers. You can find Flanders’ first 3D-printed model home on the premises of Kamp C in Westerlo, Belgium: *

“What makes this house so unique, is that we printed it with a fixed 3D concrete printer”, says Emiel Ascione, the project manager at Kamp C. “Other houses that were printed around the world only have one floor. In many cases, the components were printed in a factory and were assembled on-site. We, however, printed the entire building envelope in one piece on-site.”

Besides the fibres in the concrete, the amount of wire-mesh reinforcement used is extremely limited. As a result of the printing technology used, formwork was redundant, saving an estimated sixty percent on material, time, and budget. If you add up all the days, it took just three weeks to print the house at Kamp C.

The house was printed as part of the European C3PO with financing from ERDF (the European Regional Development Fund). With this feat, the project partners hope to raise interest in the building industry about the use of 3D concrete printing as a building technique.