The world's largest 3D printed building: an equestrian facility in Florida

Its makers had already printed the tallest (Saudi Arabia 33 ft / 9.9 m) and the fastest (3 buildings in 8 days in Oman) buildings in the world.
Loukia Papadopoulos
COBOD's equestrian facility.jpg
COBOD's equestrian facility.


COBOD, whose mission is to build smarter through multifunctional construction robots based on 3D printing technology, has completed another record-breaking project: printing the world’s largest 3D printed building, a luxury horse barn called Printed Farms.

This is according to a statement by the firm published last month.

COBOD printers had already printed the tallest (Saudi Arabia 33 ft / 9.9 m) and the fastest (3 buildings in 8 days in Oman) buildings worldwide. 

Now, the new facility boasts a total floor area of 10,105 SF/ 939 m2 and a height of 13 feet / 4 meters. The full length of the building is a whopping 155 ft / 47 m, and the width is 83 ft / 25 m. 

The project saw the use of COBOD’s BOD2 construction 3D printer.

Philip Lund-Nielsen, COBOD Co-founder and Head of Americas noted: “Printed Farms has done a remarkable job in completing this massive structure, and the project demonstrates again how 3D printing is transforming the construction industry for the better.” 

“COBOD is proud to be technology supplier to yet another record-breaking 3D printing project on US soil which comes only shortly after the completion of the US’ first 2-story 3D printed building in Texas, also using our BOD2 3D printer. We are especially proud to observe our 3D printers being utilized for a broad range of applications besides housing, which is the industry’s predominant use case. Our machines dominate this space already, but are also used to print turbine bases, schools, office buildings, data centers, silos, and more – now that horse barns are added to the list.”

The new project is located in Wellington in Southern Florida and has been constructed to withstand extreme local weather conditions, including hurricanes and tropical storms. It also boasts 3D-printed walls that create a cavity and air gap, which provides natural cooling to the building. The build process involved five printer moves, with the two sides completed twice and the middle section executed once. 

COBOD’s 3D printers are responsible for Europe’s first 3D-printed building made in 2017. Subsequently, the mighty printers made the first 2- and 3-story facilities in Europe (Belgium & Germany), North America (US & Canada), and India. Finally, the first 3D printed villa in Dubai and buildings in Africa have also been done by COBOD 3D construction printers, according to the firm's statement.

COBOD’s vision is to “automate minimum 50 percent of construction processes on building sites. All leading to better, faster, cheaper and more sustainable construction than conventional concrete.”

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