For several months a group of engineers from the University of Hong Kong have been working to carry out an important project, make a sculpture from 3D printing of nothing less than 2.000 Bricks. We are talking about a very tall and ambitious sculpture that has been built thanks to the collaboration of the Sino Group.
This sculpture, as you can see in the photographs distributed by this same entrance, is made up of bricks that have been manufactured using 3D printing by a robot specially manufactured to carry out this work. Perhaps the most interesting part is that, due to the shapes of the sculpture no two bricks are alike in it, something quite striking if we consider that it measures nothing less than Meters 3,8.
2.000 3D-printed bricks were required to build this interesting sculpture
To carry out this project, no less than three weeks of work have been needed since each of the bricks required between 2 and 3 minutes to be manufactured. Once each brick was manufactured, it was subjected to a long firing process where they were cooked to 1.025 degrees Celsius for a fairly long period of time.
Without a doubt, we are facing a project that will serve in the future to demonstrate to all Hong Kong architects the possibilities of this type of manufacture. Undoubtedly we are talking about a new technology that shows that not only is architecture interesting using concrete and 3D printing, but that there are other possibilities that can be just as interesting.
At the moment it has been deemed appropriate that this sculpture be located in the University of Hong Kong Ceramic Glass Pavilion, which will make it protected against inclement weather, something that will make it last longer without damage.