3D-printed concrete bench

Client: Deutsche Bahn
Collaboration with: Product designer Sebastian Fengler and Team Smart City | DB – Franziska Sack, Nora Steinhöfel and Simon Pietryga
Status: Pilot project
Award: DB’s internal 3D-printing prize 2022, category “sustainability”
Year: 2021-22
Materials: Econit-concrete with recycled glass granulate, magnesite-binder instead of cement
Construction: 3D-printed with powder-bed-printer, the concrete is not armed
Structural engineer: Buro Happold, Philipp Christ
Manufacturer: Additive tectonics

The digital design process and 3D-printed production method make it possible to adapt the benches’ shape and pattern to individual contexts and make organic geometries.