3D printing competition
The use of additive manufacturing provides new opportunities for improving construction processes. Do you accept the challenge, and develop a solution that could make a difference for the future of construction?
In collaboration with OBOS and SINTEF, we are inviting you to an idea competition that seeks to explore new ways of using additive manufacturing in making construction processes more efficient, reducing emissions and improving the quality of living. The three winning submissions will be awarded a cash prize, as well as advisory and showcase opportunities at Oslo Innovation Week!
The construction and real estate industries account for 15 per cent of total greenhouse gas emissions in Norway. Industry productivity growth is also stagnating across a wide range of sub-sectors. Additive manufacturing provides new opportunities for producing components, modules and materials, and can contribute to significantly improving industry efficiency and reducing emissions. Do you accept the challenge, and develop a solution that could make a difference for the future of construction?
How to participate
Sign up in the form below! We accept submissions from both engineers, architects, contractors, scientists, designers and others with an interest in 3D printing. Both organisations and students from abroad can participate, but the project leader needs to represent a Norwegian organisation or educational institution. The deadline for submission is 15 September, and the winners will be announced on 30 September 2021.
The submission shall consist of a physical 3D printed scale model, a concept description, a 3D file and marketing material for Oslo Innovation Week. The competition is not limited to a specific plot, context, material type or typology. The concept description should, however, clearly state how the concept or idea may contribute to improving construction processes and/or living quality.
- Concept description to be submitted via form received via email
- 3D printed prototype/scale model (optional scale < 30x30x30 cm) to be submitted to OBOS, Hammersborg torg 1, 0179 Oslo
- 3D file (e.g. STL, STP or IGS) to be submitted to email@example.com
- Printed A1 marketing poster (594x841 mm) summarising the concept description to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
All submissions are to be submitted by 15 September 2021. Participants own the copyright that subsists in the work.
Please get in touch with project managers Karine Storaker Braaten (email@example.com) or Nathalie Labonnote (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions!
Submissions will be judged according to the following criteria:
- Concept and idea (50%): The solution’s contribution to solving a real problem, concept description, and how the concept or solution may contribute to improving construction processes and/or living quality
- Environmental impact (25%): The solution’s potential impact on energy efficiency and emissions reductions
- Feasibility and scalability (25%): The solution’s potential for full scale print, and relevancy for the industry
The winners will be awarded cash prizes of NOK 150 000 and 80 000 respectively, while the winning student submission will be awarded NOK 20 000. All awarded submissions will also receive advisory from leading experts at SINTEF. Selected models will be showcased at our Oslo Innovation Week event at OBOS Living Lab.
Join our 3D printing competition awards at OBOS Living Lab!
Join us for the 3D competition awards on the 28th of September, where we will recognise inspiring and innovative solutions showcasing the future of construction:
- Exhibition of entries
- Talks and panel discussion on 3D printing and the future of construction