AMS Pakhuis de Zwijger – SCIENCE FOR THE CITY #2 – Printing Circular Cities

We would like to inform you with the full program of Science for the City #2 at Pakhuis de Zwijger on March 27: “Printing Circular Cities: re-using city waste for large-scale urban solutions”. The event takes place from 20:00-22:15h, please read the full program below.

While increasingly popular, 3D-printing has been applied mostly in small-scale, local contexts, also when applied in urban development projects. Is it possible to move this technology out of the margins and turn it into a transformative force when dealing with large-scaled urban complexities? It is assumed there is reason to believe we can. For example in the recycling of plastic city waste. Can 3D-printing play a transformative role in urban development? How can we print our way from micro- to macro-impact in waste recycling?

Prof. Dr. Ellen van Bueren (Principal Investigator AMS) will give a keynote on: How to sustainably upscale 3D technology in Urban Development? She will discuss what we could and should expect from technological innovations – such as 3D printing- in urban development, and which steps should be taken to meet such expectations and prevent possible negative impact.

After that, three initiatives will pitch their projects:

Architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars (Universe Architecture) came with the plan to print a building with no beginning and no end: Landscape House. Landscape House is being developed in intensive R&D collaboration between Universe Architecture & BAM Construction & Real Estate. The commercial affairs & development manager Rutger Sypkens of BAM will join for the round the table discussion afterwards.

Gijs van der Velden co-founder of MX3D, who are to print a steel bridge in Amsterdam

Foteini Setaki and Panos Sakkas will present their AMS project: “3D-Printing in the Circular City”, on how to close the loop of plastic waste flows, by using 3D printing technology for recycling plastic waste and creating objects for the public space.

Followed by a round the table discussion with: Ellen van Bueren (AMS Institute), Rutger Sypkens (BAM), Foteini Setaki (AMS Institute), Gijs vd Velden (MX3D) and Eric van der Kooij (City of Amsterdam).

Together with Pakhuis de Zwijger we organise a series on metropolitan development and innovation. How can big data, prototyping, 3D-printing and scientific innovation help to solve the complex challenges that the metropole Amsterdam faces? Upcoming and established (inter)national urban professionals from AMS and our academic partners will introduce us to the newest research and practical solutions within urban themes as water, energy, waste, food, data and mobility.