The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic 3D Printing Podium and our re-use program as acoustic metamaterials

We designed and created the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic 3D Printing Podium using recycled materials. Also, we are supporting its re-use program as acoustic metamaterials. In this presentation, we introduce our design and fabrication processes, and new ideas of re-cycle and re-use including metamaterial concepts.

A presentation by Hiroya Tanaka, Professor at Keio University Global Research Institute, Design and Manufacuturing Center for emergent circularity.

Question 1: What drives you?
everything

Question 2: Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
I will talk about new exciting concepts

Question 3: What emerging technologies / trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
Recycling and metamaterials

Question 4: What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
Combine sustainability and creativitiy

Question 5: What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
Nothing

About Hiroya Tanaka
Hiroya Tanaka is Professor at Keio University Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, and the director of Keio University Global Research Institute, Design and Manufacuturing Center for emergent circularity. BA in Kyoto Univeristy, MA in Kyoto University, Ph,D in Engineering (Civil Engineering) in Tokyo University.

Visiting Scholar at MIT School of Architecture 2010. Founder of Fab Lab Kamakura 2011. Director of Social Fabrication Laboratory in SFC 2012. Commitee member of policy making in MIC(Ministry of Internal affairs), MEXT (Ministry of Economy and Trades), and so on. 3D and Network systems, and Digital Fabrication (3D Printing and 3D Scanning) and creativity support.

About Keio University Global Research Institute, Design and Manufacuturing Center for emergent circularity
The center endeavors to make a critical shift away from the industrial paradigm of Product-in Trash-out (PiTo), to a Data-in Data-out (DiDo) model through digital design and locally-based manufacturing. We embrace strategies in circular systems in economy and supply-chain, and digital innovation in 3D+ design and manufacturing. We foster collaboration between the global fab-city network and many actors, sectors and creators, in Japan and beyond.

Hiroya Tanaka is speaker at the 2022 edition of the 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference.

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