A 29 Meters Concrete 3D Printed Bridge In The Netherlands
Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, USA
Grand Ballroom D
12:40 - 13:00
The presentation of Michiel van der Kley gives the visitors an inside view of the thoughts and assumptions that led, via his project EGG www.projectegg.org and other experiences to the design and realization of a 3D printed concrete bridge of 29 meters, placed in Nijmegen in the Netherlands. The bridge is a design that came to life after having worked with concrete as a 3D print material for two and half years. The Department of Waterways and Public Works in the Netherlands became aware of Michiel's ideas and plans and supported his new way of thinking.
Throughout the presentation Michiel will be emphasizing the differences between, what he refers to as, the old world and the new world we are about to enter, due to this new and disruptive way of working.
Michiel van der Kley the Hague, 1962 started in 1989 with designing and producing furniture. After a few years as a self-producing designer he decide to solely design. Nowadays his designs are being produced by furniture companies in Holland and abroad. Amongst them are Arco, Artifort and Gispen.
Since 2012 he is examining the possibilities of 3Dprinting with as first highlight his 3D printed pavilion project EGG.