World’s First 3D Printed Bridge Debuts In A Park In Spain
Builders of the pedestrian causeway used computations to build the most eco-friendly, structurally sound bridge
Build a bridge and get over it? More like 3D print a bridge and get over it? Thanks to the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, architecture can now be printed, having done so with a pedestrian bridge in Alcobendas in the Community of Madrid. At 12 meters long and nearly 2 meters wide, the bridge spans over a small river in an urban park and utilizes parametric design in such a way that it optimizes the distribution of materials and minimizes waste. Not only does the design enhance structural performance, so that the bridge can last for years without needing major upkeep, but it also challenges the traditional techniques of architecture, using only the necessary amounts of micro-reinforced concrete.
Before you start filling up your calendars with conferences to spark your business innovation and personal growth this year, add CXI 2018 conference to your wish list! For its 12th year running, PSFK is hosting an intimate conference where emerging pioneers and established experts will take the stage to discuss all things innovation around the new consumer experience.
Joe Gebbia is a multi-disciplinary designer, creative entrepreneur, and global explorer. He is the co-founder and CPO of Airbnb, which began in 2008 out of the necessity to pay his rent. What started as three airbeds, a pop-tart breakfast, welcoming hosts and an insider’s guide to the city, is now a global phenomenon of hospitality, human connectivity and economic stimulation. With an eye for simplicity and an appreciation of craft, Gebbia leads the team in creating imminently marketable products. The results are cutting-edge yet useful tools that impact the user’s experience from the moment of online contact to the end of their physical stay.
At PSFK 2017, Peloton Co-Founder and COO Tom Cortese discussed how the company aims to utilize the power of Web 2.0 to marry the comfort of home fitness to the high-energy engagement of celebrity-run classes.