ConcreteConstruction 3D PrintingSustainability

Copenhagen receives first low CO2 concrete 3D printed building

The 72m² community building was brought to life by AKF, in partnership with 3DCP Group and Saga Space Architects, using a COBOD BOD2 printer

Stay up to date with everything that is happening in the wonderful world of AM via our LinkedIn community.

AKF, the large Danish real estate developer, in partnership with Danish 3DCP Group, and Saga Space Architects, has 3D printed a low CO2 concrete community building in the greater Copenhagen area measuring 72m² (775 SF). The building was created using a COBOD BOD2 printer and will house a gym, guest room, and common laundry facility for residents.

To further reduce the CO2 footprint, the entire AKF project was printed using low CO2 cement, which has a carbon footprint of 30% lower than normal cement. The low CO2 cement was mixed with local sand and gravel and turned into 3D printable concrete using the D.fab admixtures method developed by Cemex and COBOD. Compared to the 3D printing of mortars, the low CO2 cement 3D printable concrete reduces the CO2 footprint by 50%.

Copenhagen receives first low CO2 concrete 3D printed building from AKF, 3DCP Group, and Saga Space Architects, using a COBOD BOD2 printer.

Generally, AKF sees significant potential in 3D printing technology beyond concrete and envisions a future where natural resources like clay-rich soil can be used for 3D printed construction. “3D printing opens the door to a world of possibilities, and hopefully, we can contribute to pushing the industry’s traditional construction methods,” said Vibeke Lorenzen, Technical Director at AKF.

The whole community building in Copenhagen was 3D printed using five printing days. During the printing, there was a live PR event where the leading Danish newspapers and construction magazines showed up to witness the printing process live. “Seeing is believing when it comes to new technology. So, we really wanted to show live how reliable, fast, and precise the technology is and we are really happy for the turnout from the press, that came in large numbers,” said Mikkel Brich, CEO of 3DCP.

Copenhagen receives first low CO2 concrete 3D printed building from AKF, 3DCP Group, and Saga Space Architects, using a COBOD BOD2 printer.
Concrete made out of low CO2 cement was used leading to a 50% reduction in Co2 footprint compared to 3D printing mortars.

Saga Architects, who also designed the first building that 3DCP Group made in Denmark – the tiny house in Hobro – strived to make the community building appear even more forthcoming and friendly by using a lot of wood for the decorative parts and organic shapes for the walls, a detail virtually impossible to make with conventional methods.

Composites AM 2024

746 composites AM companies individually surveyed and studied. Core composites AM market generated over $785 million in 2023. Market expected to grow to $7.8 billion by 2033 at 25.8% CAGR. This new...

Edward Wakefield

Edward is a freelance writer and additive manufacturing enthusiast looking to make AM more accessible and understandable.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button
Close Popup
Privacy Settings saved!
Privacy Settings

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Control your personal Cookie Services here.

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.

Technical Cookies
In order to use this website we use the following technically required cookies
  • wordpress_test_cookie
  • wordpress_logged_in_
  • wordpress_sec

Decline all Services
Accept all Services


Join our 12,000+ Professional community and get weekly AM industry insights straight to your inbox. Our editor-curated newsletter equips executives, engineers, and end-users with crucial updates, helping you stay ahead.