City from the 3d printer

city from the 3d printer

The area around the old town hall in bamberg has recently been enriched by a new attraction: in the presence of mayor andreas stark (SPD), a three-dimensional metal model of the town was unveiled on the uphill side of the upper bridge. It represents the area of the old town hall with the surrounding buildings on 70 by 40 centimeters. The city model is thanks to the rotary club bamberg – schloss geyersworth, which initiated its creation as a rotarian presidential project 2018/2019.

The special thing about it is that, unlike the bronze casting in front of the town hall at geyersworth castle, which rotary also donated in 2005/2006, the new town model comes from the printer! With the company "hofmann your maker of possibilities" a partner was found in lichtenfels, which is a leader in the field of 3-D metal printing, reports the city press office. Layer by layer, a three-dimensional representation of the historical area around the bamberg landmark was created. Even the famous little angel’s leg peeping out of the facade of the town hall is worked out in the process.

"This striking structure with its immediate surroundings should give all people here, including small children and people with disabilities, the opportunity to quickly and easily grasp this unique urban planning situation", explains rotary president 2018/2019 frank schonfelder the reasoning behind the city model. For example, there is also a text in braille for explanatory purposes. But the new city model is also informative for bamberg connoisseurs, as it offers a new perspective on this special section of bamberg’s world heritage.

For the realization of the project, the rotary club has contributed one third of the costs, another third comes from the manufacturer. The remaining third was contributed by the bamberg savings bank foundation, the world cultural heritage foundation and the bauer-bornemann company, which donated and erected the sandstone base.

Mayor andreas starke thanked the rotary club bamberg – schloss geyersworth and all involved for the good idea and congratulated them on the excellent implementation. He was also pleased to receive the praise of the rotary club for the good support from the city administration in the realization of the project