Robots will revolutionize the future of construction

By using robotics anddigital tools, GXN will change the way concrete buildings are made today. Along with Odico Formwork Robotics and The Technical University of Denmark, GXN is part of the team behind the project 'Digital Factory', which in December received funding of 5 million DKK from the Innovation Fund Denmark.

'By digitizing the entire process, from the first strokes until the casting moulds are ready, we are setting a new agenda for what is feasible, and thus this new digital tool offers the potential to create thousands of spectacular forms', says Kasper Guldager, Director of GXN.

Digital Factory makes dreams of unique shapes reality by combining the architect's digital drawing tools with existing robotics. The project will develop a new digital platform to enable architects to communicate directly with industrial robots, which means that ordinary robots will be able to create unique productions. The aim of Digital Factory is to create countless special shapes at the same rate as today’s mass production of identical elements and at the same time within a financially manageable framework.

'As architects, we are naturally interested in pushing the boundaries of what is possible. At the studio, we experience a great international demand for our architecture because we provide design of very high quality. Individual mass production with robots expands our creative possibilities to a degree, and I think that it will change the picture dramatically within a few years', concludes Kasper Guldager.

Budget: 9 million DKK

Innovation Fund Investment: 5 million DKK

Period: 3 years

2014.12.18

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