BigRep, the 3D printing company recently has launched the manufacturing of the world’s first fully 3D-printed urban green habitat installation, the GENESIS Eco Screen. The installation is a groundbreaking prototype in urban architecture and an industry-first showcase in Additive Manufacturing (AM) of a scalable, city-developing circular economy. It features unprecedented innovations made possible only by using custom-made generative design algorithms and the world’s largest, serial production 3D printers (FFF) by BigRep.
The GENESIS Eco Screen will feature an embedded water and drainage system for plants and insect habitats, including a shelter for solitary bees. The GENESIS Eco Screen is reminiscent of a massive root system and is printed using multiple filaments – consisting of BigRep PETG and BASF Innofil3D rPET made of 100% recycled PET printed on four large-scale BigRep ONE printers. The GENESIS Eco Screen is scheduled for completion in late August and will be on display in downtown Berlin.