Building Europe's largest 3D-printed home

Europe's largest 3D-printed house is being built

Location: Wallenhausen, Germany

It will be 380 square meters

housing five apartments over three stories

(SOUNDBITE) (German) SPOKESMAN FOR CONSTRUCTION SUPPLIER PERI, FABIAN MEYER-BROETZ, SAYING:

"We have very high building standards in Germany, and this technology is in no way inferior. We are standing in what will be a very energy-efficient house. It will be very well sound-insulated. And of course in terms of design the 3D printer allows us to create all the shapes that you can imagine."

3D printing is faster than traditional building methods

and requires fewer laborers

(SOUNDBITE) (German) CEO OF BUILDING CONTRACTOR RUPP BAUDRUCK, FABIAN RUPP, SAYING:

"It took two people 25 hours to print the ground floor. In comparison, it usually takes five people five days."

Video Transcript

- [SPEAKING GERMAN]

FABIAN MEYER-BROETZ: [SPEAKING GERMAN]

INTERPRETER: We have very high building standards in Germany. And this technology is in no way inferior. We are standing in what will be a very energy efficient house. And it will be very well sound insulated. And of course, in terms of design a 3D printer allows us to create all the shapes that you can imagine.

- [SPEAKING GERMAN]

FABIAN RUPP: [SPEAKING GERMAN]

INTERPRETER: It took two people 25 hours to print the ground floor. In comparison, it usually takes five people five days.