Where form meets function

If you’ve ever wondered if 3D printing could be used for the sake of producing large-scale structures, your curiosity will finally be quelled with the introduction of the world’s first 3D-printed pedestrian bridge in Catalonia.

Spanning a total length of 12 meters, the bridge was developed by the Institute Advanced Architecture of Catalonia. More interestingly, the bridge was developed through the optimization and distribution of raw recycled materials to help minimize waste. On the functional side, the bridge also features powerful structural performance, as micro-reinforced concrete is only used where absolutely necessary.

The new footbridge is now available in Catalonia, Madrid for public usage.

For more amazing architecture, check out this seafront home built with rocks excavated from its surroundings.

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