The world’s first commercial housing project based on 3D-concrete printing is located in the Netherlands, in the city of Eindhoven, exactly in Bosrijk. Bosrijk is a new residential location developed as a “sculpture garden” with high ambitions when it comes to sustainability, spacial and architectural quality. It is the first location not connected to the natural gas grid.
The housing project will include five 3D printed houses. The building elements of the first house will be printed by the concrete printer at Eindhoven University of Technology. The other four houses will be printed and built consecutively. The lessons learnt from every printed house will be turned into innovation while printing and building the following house. The last house will be printed by an on site concrete printer. The first house will be ready in 2019.