Born out of the need for more local offices, ArchiTech Company teams up with Royal 3D and the Port of Rotterdam Authority to establish R-IGLO. As Europe's largest seaport, Rotterdam often lacks demarcated and comfortable office zones in its warehouses. The R-IGLO provides a designated modular office zone solution.
Using 3D printing, the workspace resembles the shape of an igloo. The structures are made from recycled PET plastic, which is a reusable material sourced from Rotterdam's M4H harbor. To ensure durability, the PET plastic is reinforced with short glass fibers. M4H is also the location of R-IGLO assembly.
The units are built by linking together 3D-printed panels that can easily be disassembled, transported, and stored. Its modular nature allows owners to customize the size of their R-IGLO by swapping out different sized panels.
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ArchiTech Company Collaborates with Royal 3D To Create R-IGLO
1. Modular Workspace Solutions - Businesses can explore 3D printing and modular construction to create innovative workspace solutions that can easily be assembled, transported, and stored.
2. Sustainable Materials - Incorporating recycled materials, such as PET plastic and short glass fibers, can offer a sustainable and eco-friendly approach to modular construction and workspace design.
3. Customizable Design - Highlighting a customizable design, businesses can cater to various size and layout requirements providing the potential for differentiation and branding opportunities.
1. Construction - The construction industry can explore 3D printing and modular construction to develop sustainable, cost-efficient, and customizable workspace solutions.
2. Logistics and Warehousing - The logistics and warehousing industry can benefit from modular office solutions, such as R-IGLO, to establish modular office zones in warehouses and other industrial locations.
3. Sustainability - The sustainability industry can capitalize on the use of recycled materials in modular construction and workspace design to create eco-friendly solutions with long-term benefits for both businesses and the environment.