3D-printed sand pavilion unveiled in Saudi Arabia

3D-printed sand pavilion unveiled in Saudi Arabia
Published: 27 January 2020 - 4:02 p.m.
By: Staff writer

Architects Chris Precht and Arthur Mamou-Mani have created Sandwaves - the world's largest sand-printed installation in Diryah, Saudi Arabia.

Made by fusing the Kingdom's most abundant building material with furan resin, Sandwaves is entirely sustainable. The architects used 3D printing technology to create 58 individual elements woven together to form a continuous ribbon.

Both Precht and Mamou-Mani hope the structure demonstrates "the kind of innovation that is needed for our time" in the building industry, and how nature and technology can work harmoniously together.

"We both believe in the cradle-to-cradle approach to design, using materials that can go back to their natural state, leaving no trace," Mamou-Mani said.

The installation is intended to be used as street furniture at Diryah Season – a sports and entertainment event in the Al-Turaif District.


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