This award is granted by the Madrid City Council and the Madrid Design Foundation (DIMAD). It rewards innovation processes and disruptive ideas to improve and provide cities with appropriate infrastructure.
The award-winning structure was made by the COBOD 3D printer by Cementos Progreso’s Center for Innovation and Development -CID– and was chosen for its innovative construction process and design which adapts citizens’ needs.
The Ibero-American Design Biennial (BID), organized by the Fundación Diseño Madrid, takes place every two years at the Central de Diseño de Matadero Madrid, a center for contemporary creation. Madrid City Council’s Department of Culture and Sports, promotes it and is the most important event for contemporary Ibero-American design.
In all, 22 countries participated in the Spanish capital to show the world innovation and technology processes used to improve infrastructure in the region’s cities.
Cementos Progreso has the first construction 3D printer in Latin America and is currently developing plans to use it in urban construction projects requiring innovation and design.
3D printing brings great benefits to the construction industry because it is a solution that touches almost all areas of the sector’s value chain. From contributions to sustainability, increased productivity, and help with supply chain challenges. This technology is here to revolutionize the way we build.
In addition, this specific technology enables the use of precise amounts of material to build a structure, allowing up to 60% less waste generation at a construction site.
Innovation processes are a constant at Cementos Progreso and are part of its DNA. This recognition is just a first step to achieve excellence with a printer that becomes a reference for the entire region.
This technology has revolutionized engineering by building bridges, homes and other infrastructure, it’s also used in places where labor shortage can be found, which will contribute to the environment and sustainability.