This new building has public seating built-in to its exterior

DUS Architects have recently completed a facade for the temporary EU Building, for the Dutch EU Presidency 2016.

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The EU Presidency takes place in the Netherlands for 6 months from January 2016, and afterwards, the bio-plastic facade will be fully recycled.

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The design of the facade references the sails of historical sailing ships, that used to be built in the area.

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At night, the sails are lit with a pulsing light.

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Within the sails are alcoves, which are home to large-scale 3D-printed-benches.

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Each of the seating surfaces have been filled with a light-coloured concrete.

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All of the bio-plastic that has been used, will be shredded and recycled into future 3D-printed projects.

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The facade was the collaborative result of DUS (design), Actual (parametric development & 3D printing), Neptunus (temporary structures), TenTech (engineering), Henkel (material development), Philips (light), and Heijmans (construction and assembly).

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Photography by Ossip van Duivenbode

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