HENKEL 3D PRINT INNOVATION CENTRE
Brief: To design a new innovation centre in Dublin for staff and visitors showcasing Henkel’s 3D printing business. The architects were tasked with designing a complete transformation of an existing warehouse into an impressive venue.
The new space is also a collaboration space for 3D printing partners and 3D printing start-up businesses. The architects designed the building to encourage a collaborative feel and atmosphere. 3D printing is at the cutting edge of technology advances and the building needed to reflect this. Working closely with Amsterdam-based specialists Aectual, Jennings Design Studio designed special 3D printed floors, walls and furniture, a unique solution and the first of its kind in environmental graphics in Ireland. Proposals using full Virtual Reality helped the clients visualise the finished building. Through project management, architectural vision and attention to detail the result has been an outstanding success and the building is already full to capacity.
Denise Maguire Editor of Irish Construction Industry Magazine & Plan Magazine