The façade at the entrance of the Europe Building in Amsterdam was parametrically designed by DUS Architects with large scale bio-plastic 3D prints.

The façade resembles sails of ships previously built in the area, with 3D printed benches in the EU blue inserted in the alcoves. The design was specifically done for the Dutch EU Presidency 2016 and printed locally with the XXL 3D printer of the 3D Print Canal House in Amsterdam. This life-size printer can print elements up to 2m x 2m x 3,5m. Innovatively, the bio-plastic can be shredded and reprinted after the presidency is over.

Video credit: DUS Architects | Heijmans