Europe's first 3D printed public building – a two story football clubhouse
Leading the charge for using innovative building technology in the form of 3D construction printers, PERI 3D Construction is set to create Europe's first-ever 3D printed football club facility and public building.
This initiative, located in Nordkirchen, Germany, exemplifies the transformative shift towards 3D construction printing in various sectors beyond residential construction.
Utilising the largest printer configuration to date by PERI 3D Construction, a COBOD BOD2 model measuring 25 meters (83 feet) long, 15 meters (50 feet) wide, and 10 meters (33 feet) high, the future SC Capelle football clubhouse will boast a usable floor space of approximately 330m2 (3.550 SF). The estimated completion time using 3D printing technology is projected to be only approximately 140 hours, highlighting the technology’s potential for rapid, efficient, and sustainable construction.
The design for the building is the creative work of Steinhoff Architekten, an innovative architectural firm known for embracing forward-thinking construction methods. The clubhouse will be used by SC Capelle playing in the third division in Germany.
Echoing PERI's statement, Henrik Lund-Nielsen, Founder and General Manager of COBOD International, shared his enthusiasm: "This new project by PERI is a great example of how our printers can be used for more than just low-rise housing. The new 3D printed building will be the first ever 3D printed football clubhouse and also the first public building that has ever been 3D printed. On top of the recently finished printing of the world’s so far largest 3D printed building, a luxury horse staple in Florida of almost 1.000 m2 (10.100 SF), we are starting to see numerous examples of 3D printed non-residential buildings."
Mayor of Nordkirchen, Dietmar Bergmann commented on the project's significance, stating: "This initiative is a clear signal that small towns in rural regions can also drive innovations and future technologies. With the substantial financial support from the Ministry of Home Affairs of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, and the expertise of our project partners, we are realising a construction project in Nordkirchen that is attracting attention, not only locally but also on a broader scale."
This ground-breaking project sets the stage for the continued evolution of construction methodologies, proving that 3D construction printing is a viable option not just for low-rise housing, but for larger, more complex structures across various building sectors.