Bringing the Mammoth to Life: A 3D Printed Spectacle for ‘Countryside, The Future’

In the immersive exhibition ‘Countryside, The Future,’ curated by the visionary Rem Koolhaas, the boundaries between past and future, nature and technology, blur into a compelling exploration of the evolving countryside. Among the many captivating elements of this exhibition, one particularly striking feature was a full-size mammoth skeleton, a testament to the ingenuity and creativity brought to life by Dutch Deco Factory.

CLIENT: (discrete)

For ‘Countryside, The Future,’ the client’s identity remains discrete, underscoring the collaborative nature of this endeavor. However, the impact and significance of their vision are undeniable, as it contributes to the thought-provoking narrative woven by Rem Koolhaas.

Design: Rem Koolhaas, Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

Rem Koolhaas, renowned for his innovative architectural designs and thought leadership, envisioned a future where the countryside transforms beyond recognition. To bring this vision to life, he needed a symbol of the past, a mammoth skeleton, juxtaposed against the backdrop of a rapidly evolving rural landscape.

Create: 3D Printing and Steel Framework

The journey to create the full-size mammoth skeleton was nothing short of extraordinary. Dutch Deco Factory harnessed the power of modern technology, relying on 3D printing as the primary method of construction. Every bone, every detail of this mammoth skeleton was meticulously 3D printed, showcasing the precision and craftsmanship that define Dutch Deco Factory’s work.

To ensure the structural integrity of this awe-inspiring creation, a steel frame construction was concealed within the printed elements. This hidden framework provided the necessary support, allowing the mammoth skeleton to stand proudly and capture the attention of all who beheld it.

Finish: The Elegance of Traffic White

The finishing touch was the application of a matt coating in RAL 9016, known as Traffic White. This choice of finish not only enhanced the aesthetics of the mammoth skeleton but also ensured that it seamlessly integrated into the exhibition’s overall design aesthetic.

The result was a full-size mammoth skeleton that transcended time and space, becoming a symbol of the past, present, and future. It stood as a testament to human ingenuity, creativity, and our capacity to explore and redefine the world around us.

Dutch Deco Factory, with their dedication to precision and excellence, played an instrumental role in bringing Rem Koolhaas’ vision to life. Their mastery of 3D printing, combined with their commitment to sustainable practices, ensured that every element of the mammoth skeleton was executed with the utmost care and attention to detail.

For those seeking to turn creative concepts into tangible reality, Dutch Deco Factory remains a trusted partner. Whether it’s through 3D printing, prop making, or any other service they offer, their expertise and commitment to excellence shine through.

In ‘Countryside, The Future,’ the mammoth skeleton stood as a symbol of the limitless possibilities that await when creativity, technology, and vision converge. It invited visitors to contemplate the ever-evolving nature of our rural landscapes and our role in shaping the future of the countryside.

From animals to robotization, climate change to migration. In the exhibition ‘Countryside, The Future’, Rem Koolhaas presents a new collaborative project exploring how countryside everywhere is transforming beyond recognition.

For ‘Countryside, The Future’, Rem Koolhaas needed a full size mamoth skeleton.




Rem Koolhaas, Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)


The mammoth skeleton was completely 3D printed and put together with a steel frame construction hidden within the printed elements.


Matt coating: RAL 9016 – Traffic white.