Kamp C, a centre for sustainability and innovation in construction, has built what it claims is the first house to be 3D-printed in one piece in Westerlo, Belgium.

The house, which was printed on the largest 3D concrete printer in Europe, has two floors and was printed on-site in just three weeks.

“What makes this house so unique, is that we printed it with a fixed 3D concrete printer,” Kamp C project manager Emiel Ascione said.

“Other houses that were printed around the world only have one floor. In many cases, the components were printed in a factory and were assembled on-site. We, however, printed the entire building envelope in one piece on-site.”

建築可持續性和創新中心Kamp C在比利時的韋斯特洛建造了它所謂的第一座採用3D打印技術的房屋。


Kamp C項目經理Emiel Ascione說:“這所房子之所以如此獨特,是因為我們用固定的3D混凝土打印機來打印它。”


Kamp C’s house is eight metres tall and has a 90-square-metres floor area, the average size of the terraced houses in the same area.

Bringing the large printer onsite to print the house was “very easy,” said project manager Marijke Aerts.

“It takes one day to build it [the printer] up and another day to replace it after the work has been done,” Aerts told Dezeen. “It works a little bit the same way as placing a mobile crane on a construction site.”


項目經理Marijke Aerts說,將大型打印機帶到現場打印房屋“非常容易”。

Aerts告訴Dezeen說:“建造它(打印機)需要一天的時間,而完成工作則需要一天的時間來更換它。” “它的工作原理與在建築工地上放置移動式起重機的方式相同。”

“By printing the house in one piece onsite, you don’t need to take into consideration some extra cold bridges that arise when different parts are put together,” she added. “So production costs can be reduced.”

In the future, an entire house could be printed in just two days, according to the company, and 3D-printed houses could also be even taller than two storeys.

“At this moment, our printer supplier COBOD had even made a bigger version of the printer,” Aerts said. “They are printing a three-storey apartment in Germany right now.”

她說:“通過現場將房子打印成一件,您無需考慮將不同部分放在一起時會出現的一些額外的冷橋。” “因此可以降低生產成本。”


Aerts說:“目前,我們的打印機供應商COBOD甚至製造了更大版本的打印機。” “他們現在正在德國印刷三層樓的公寓。”

The production of the current house was made possible through the European C3PO project, which aims to accelerate the transition of 3D-printing technology in Flanders, Belgium.

It was designed to showcase the potential of the technology and features an overhang as well as different types of walls.

The low-energy house also has floor and ceiling heating, special facade solar panels and a heat pump, and Kamp C will eventually add a green roof.



該低能耗房屋還具有地板和天花板供暖系統,特殊的外牆太陽能電池板和熱泵,Kamp C最終將增加一個綠色屋頂。

Using 3D-printing for buildings could help architects avoid mistakes, according to the company.

“When you make use of the print technique, it is necessary to make use of BIM-technology,” Aerts said.

“You make your house in a virtual way up front, in the design phase. You can avoid lots of possible mistakes,” she added.

“Lots of possible costs can be avoided. And once you have a good design, it can be changed on some parameters very easily.”





Construction details such as electric cabling and sanitary piping can also be integrated into the design process.

“In Covid-19 -times, it needs to be mentioned that the printer can be controlled from a distance. Onsite, very few construction people are needed,” Aerts added.

3D-printing is increasingly used for larger building projects – Yves Béhar has designed the “world’s first 3D-printed community” while the 3D-printed Gaia house is made from biodegradable materials.

Photography is by Kamp C and Jasmien Smets.


“在Covid-19時代,需要提到的是可以從遠處控制打印機。在現場,幾乎不需要施工人員,” Aerts補充說。


攝影由Kamp C和Jasmien Smets攝。



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