May 9, 2015
by Canadian Architect
Running from May 14-August 16, 2015, this mind-melting exhibition brings some of the world’s most innovative and challenging large-scale never-before-seen 3D printed projects to Toronto for an unprecedented presentation of the intersection of design, art, science, construction and community.
Curated by Sara Nickleson, DX Curator and Director of Collections, 3DXL marks the museum’s first major offsite cultural experience. In a glass box at the corner of King Street and Blue Jays Way, the exhibition will provide an immersive opportunity for visitors and passersby to experience 3D printing.
Massive projects on view include a central component from DUS Architects’ 3D Print Canal House in Amsterdam (which was recently visited by President Barack Obama). Swiss architects Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenburger have created Arabesque Wall, an strikingly intricate 3D-printed building component made from sandstone. California’s Emerging Objects erects Saltygloo, the world’s first 3D-printed pavilion printed entirely from locally harvested sea salt, while Toronto’s Denegri Bessai Studio sets up its Mangrove Structure, an airy alcove constructed using flexible rods and 3D-printed connectors.
Plus, the switch is being flipped on 3D printers for live and interactive installations and workshops, hosting talks and events with the industry’s most forward-thinking minds; offering 3D-printing camp sessions for young inquisitive creatives.
This exhibition takes place at 363 King Street West in Toronto. Opening hours are 11:00am to 7:00pm daily. General admission is $11; DX members $5.50; seniors and students $8.25; and children under 12 are free.
For more information, please visit www.dx.org/index.cfm?pagepath=Exhibitions/Upcoming_Exhibitions&id=42853
3DXL: a large-scale 3D printing exhibition