Germany-based construction company PERI Group is in the process of erecting the country’s first “market-ready” additive manufactured residential building.

PERI’s two-storey house, located in Beckum, North Rhine-Westphalia, is being built using Danish manufacturing firm COBOD’s 3D printing technology. The project is part of the region’s broader “Innovatives Bauen” or “Innovative Construction” program, and reportedly represents the first time that the fabrication technique has been used in Germany.

Founded in 1969, and based in Weißenhorn, Germany, PERI is a global supplier of formwork and scaffolding systems as well as civil engineering solutions. The family-owned company has more than 60 subsidiaries around the world, through which it has supported a variety of building projects, ranging from office complexes to oil rigs.

In recent years, PERI has developed an interest in 3D printing, and it acquired a minority stake in COBOD in 2018. The company’s decision to invest in the Danish construction firm is significant, because its concrete fabrication technology has previously been deployed in the fabrication of numerous large-scale buildings.