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Tongxiang to unveil first 3D printed art museum

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: June 14, 2024 L M S


An aerial view of the architectural appearance of the Tian Art Museum in Tongxiang, a county-level city of Jiaxing, Zhejiang province. [Photo/WeChat account: tongxiangfabu]

The main body construction of Tian Art Museum, Tongxiang's pioneering 3D printed art museum, was recently completed and is set to open in October. This architectural marvel, the world's largest single 3D printed structure, is a testament to the city's commitment to innovation and sustainability.

Located in the Zhouquan Huateng Pig Farm estate, the museum is a futuristic ensemble of interlocking tubes, creating an immersive experience for visitors.

The museum's design not only pushes the boundaries of traditional architecture but also serves as a multifunctional space for art exhibitions, fashion shows, and cultural exchanges.

The museum, spanning 1,200 square meters, will be completed at a cost significantly lower than that of traditional construction methods, with savings of over 2 million yuan ($275,658). The use of recycled materials such as construction and industrial waste as "ink" for the 3D printing process not only substantially reduced construction costs but also improved production efficiency.

The strength and durability of the structure are remarkable, with the components being two to three times stronger and five to six times more bend-resistant than conventional materials.

This innovative approach to construction not only ensures the longevity of the structure but also reflects a shift towards more eco-friendly and efficient building practices. The Tian Art Museum is a bold step into the future of construction and a symbol of Tongxiang's vision for a sustainable and creative urban landscape.