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Architecture Now: DDA Winner MX3D at Pakhuis de Zwijger

MX3D Bridge by Sjoerd Eickmans
The upcoming lecture 'Architecture Now: Connected Architecture' (Pakhuis de Zwijger) is all about the exploration of the impact of connected architecture and infrastructure together with engineers, architects, and urban adventurers. How can we use connected space to create happier, more sustainable places? An inspiring evening on tech, design, ethics and making better places with among others Dutch Design Awards winner MX3D.
Data as a design tool: smart minds on how to create smart cities

In times of unprecedented technological change - think of Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) - every building and designed public space is a potential generator and transmitter of data. This allows architects and designers to create innovative “connected” projects to improve the quality of life within our (smart) cities. This evening we explore the impact of connected architecture and infrastructure together with engineers, architects, and urban adventurers. How can we use connected space to create happier, more sustainable places? How can we involve inhabitants and the municipality to maximize the impact of the IoT? An inspiring evening on tech, design, ethics and making better places: Wednesday 12 December at 20:00hr. 

MX3D | Smart Bridge during Architecture Now

The world’s first steel bridge, 3D printed by robots, will soon span the canal of the Oudezijds Achterburgwal in the centre of Amsterdam (Wallen). The MX3D-bridge premiered during Dutch Design Week 2018. This fascinating, ground-breaking project is an initiative of the Dutch start-up MX3D. The unique design is the brainchild of designer Joris Laarman. The development came about with partners including Arup, Autodesk, Heijmans, ArcelorMittal and Imperial College London. The project marks a breakthrough for the innovative possibilities of (large-scale) 3D printing: the introduction of this technique to a public use object increases the social awareness and integration of this technology. The project symbolises the speed with which this new technology and possible applications are developing.

The project won the Dutch Design Award in the category Design Research as well as the Public Award during Dutch Design Week. What challenges did they face while creating the smart bridge? And what specific data will it generate? During the lecture, Tim Geurtjens & Alec Shuldiner will share their insights. 

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You can reserve a spot through the website of Pakhuis de Zwijger.