Thanks to 3D printing, a 14-meter Eiffel Tower will rise by Lake Most

Thanks to 3D printing, a 14-meter Eiffel Tower will rise by Lake Most
Thanks to 3D printing, a 14-meter Eiffel Tower will rise by Lake Most

The copy of the Eiffel Tower, which will stand by Lake Most in July and August during the Olympic Games, will have several unique items. It will be produced completely by 3D printing, and in addition from the original oPET material. A brand new recycled material from plastic waste fished out of the ocean. It will be 14 meters high and weigh 1.36 tonnes. It was completely developed and built for the Olympic Festival by the Czech company 3DDen. This unique piece is part of the collaboration between 3DDen and the Czech Olympic Committee.

Emotions, enthusiasm, passion, that’s what the Olympic Games bring. And every sports fan has the right to experience this exceptional experience first hand. That is why the Czech Olympic Committee created the Olympic Festival project. During the Olympic Games in Paris, which will be held from July 26 to August 11, the sixth edition of the Olympic Festival will take place, this time at Lake Most.

“The Olympic Festival will offer over 50 sports to try out, which is the highest number in the history of the event,” says Naďa Černá, project director of the Czech Olympic Committee. “At the same time, we are looking forward to cheering on the Czech athletes together, because after a long time the Olympic Games will be in the same time zone. For the first time, we will also have an Olympic camp for fans, and we believe that visitors will enjoy not only the whole day at the Olympic Festival, but also falling asleep near our version of the Eiffel Tower. It will be our Bridge to Paris.”

This original version of the Eiffel Tower is already being created in Prague’s Horní Počernice. 3D printers of the company 3DDen’s own production work on it systematically every day. “The whole process will take almost 3 months and it will be necessary to produce and assemble approximately 1,500 printed components. However, I like challenges, which is why I nodded at the offer to build such a monument.” says Honza Hřebabecký, CEO and founder of 3DDen.

oPET, a completely new recycled material, may be the solution to the problem of plastic pollution of the planet often made for one-off purposes. The Czech startup 3DDen is the first in the world to use it for innovative 3D printing on printers of its own production.

All kinds of objects are created in this way, from various figurines, interior decorations, advertising items, sports cups, through furniture, to large installations, where there are no limits to creativity and possibilities.

source: press release

The article is in Czech


Tags: printing #14meter Eiffel Tower rise Lake


PREV SAO: The Czech Republic is not ready for a crisis
NEXT Prague is becoming a paradise for bees, their number is growing