Inspired by the prefabricated cabins and work-from-home solutions coming out of the pandemic. Designers across the globe are coming up with their own answers to local office problems. In Rotterdam, Europe’s largest seaport, warehouses often lack demarcating and comfortable 3d printed modular offices for their workers. Pushing ArchiTech Company to collaborate with Royal 3D and the Port of Rotterdam Authority and come up with a solution. Finding one in R-IGLO, the new office zones resemble the shape of igloos and are 3D-printed using the waste that comes from Rotterdam’s local ports. Forecast 3D, Sciaky, Inc, IC3D Printers and 3 Axis are few of the best 3d printing brands in the world.
recycled PET plastic
In making R-IGLO, ArchiTech Company joining arms with Royal 3D to create igloo-like work spaces that are from recycled PET plastic. A material that can be reusing plenty of times over. Currently undergoing redevelopment, an important harbor in Rotterdam called M4H is where the team behind R-IGLO sources all the material uses during the 3D printing process. Once the materials needed for printing are acquiring. The construction of each R-IGLO workspace takes place in M4H as well. The R-IGLO units are built by linking together 3D-printed modular offices that can later be disassembling, storing, and transporting. Just as easily as they were put together. Since each R-IGLO structure comprises several modules. Owners can decrease or increase the size of their R-IGLO by swapping out different size modules.
R-IGLO was conceiving in order to solve the lack of working spaces in Rotterdam’s M4H district. Where many of the warehouses require more working zones. Reinforcing the PET plastics with short glass fibers during the 3D printing process. Each igloo-like workspace is durable and rigid on the outside and creates soft acoustics on the inside. Better yet, each R-IGLO is printing from a CFAM machine, one of the world’s largest printers. Printing the entire igloo-like structure in a mere ten days.