Striatus − a bridge of 3D-printed concrete

For the 17th Biennale of Architecture in Venice, the Block Research Group from ETH Zurich and ZHA CODE − the research department at Zaha Hadid Architects − have created a vaulted bridge of 3D-printed concrete elements. Incremental3D (in3D) of Innsbruck printed the elements using a type of concrete newly developed by the manufacturer Holcim.

The video by naaro shows the bridge, whose construction was inspired by vaulted shapes from the Middle Ages. Its components, which were assembled without mortar, are subject only to compressive loading. Along with the distribution of forces, the video depicts the manufacture at the workshop in Innsbruck, the shipping of the individual components to Venice and the assembly of the bridge on site.

We feature this project in Detail 10.2021.

Further Information:

ZHACODE: Jianfei Chu, Vishu Bhooshan, Henry David Louth, Shajay Bhooshan, Patrik Schumacher
ETH BRG: Tom Van Mele, Alessandro Dell’Endice, Philippe Block

Structural engineering
ETH BRG: Tom Van Mele, Alessandro Dell’Endice, Sam Bouten, Philippe Block

ETH BRG: Shajay Bhooshan, Alessandro Dell’Endice, Sam Bouten, Chaoyu Du, Tom Van Mele
ZHACODE: Vishu Bhooshan, Philip Singer, Tommaso Casucci 3D

In3D: Johannes Megens, Georg Grasser, Sandro Sanin, Nikolas Janitsch, Janos Mohacsi

Material development concrete
Holcim: Christian Blachier, Marjorie Chantin-Coquard, Helene Lombois-Burger, Francis Steiner
LafargeHolcim Spain: Benito Carrion, Jose Manuel Arnau

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