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Striatus is an arched, unreinforced masonry footbridge composed of 3D-printed concrete blocks assembled without mortar. Exhibited at the Giardini della Marinaressa during the Venice Architecture Biennale until November 2021, the 16x12-metre footbridge is the first of its kind, combining traditional techniques of master builders with advanced comput...
Project name
Striatus
Architecture firm
Zaha Hadid Architects Computation and Design Group (ZHACODE), Block Research Group (BRG) at ETH Zurich, incremental3D, Holcim
Location
Giardino della Marinaressa, Venice, Italy
Length
3D-printing path lengths (per block) = 602 m - 1754 m
Martin Duplantier Architectes: The landscape is baroque. Unique. Breathtaking. It is world heritage site. The mountains rise like nimble fingers towards the sky. The vegetation, against all odds, has managed to grow on this invincible rock. Faced with this topographical spectacle, all are left astounded.
Project name
Zhangjiajie
Architecture firm
Martin Duplantier Architectes
Location
Zhangjiajie Shi, Hunan Province, China