by Harold Sorto October 03, 2016

The VULCAN is a 3D printed pavilion that was built at China's Parkview Green during the 2015 Beijing International Design Week (BJDW). It was given the Guinness World Record for being the world's biggest 3D printed architectural pavilion, the structure is eight meters long and almost three meters tall. It can be separated into three identical pieces/ The pavilion is able to be transformed into an activity and exhibition area.  

The structures parts took 30 days to be printed with 20 3D printers that are capable of printing large-scale objects. A team of 15 people spent 12 days to assemble the pieces and build the pavilion. Its structure resembles a mushroom cloud and it is meant to symbolize forces of nature and humanities fragility. 

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Photo by Laboratory for Creative Design

Harold Sorto
Harold Sorto


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