Dubai to build world's first 3D printed office
Dubai is hoping to unveil the world’s first fully functional 3D printed building in a few weeks
Dubai is hoping to unveil the world’s first fully functional 3D printed building, in a move that will launch the UAE as a global center for technology in architectural construction and design, the country's National Innovation Committee revealed on Tuesday, Gulf News reported.
The building will be printed in separate layers using a 20-foot tall 3D printed, which will then be reassembled to create a 2,000 square foot office. Interior furniture as well as structural components will all be made using the 3D printer - mixing with Special Reinforced Concrete, Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum, and Fiber Reinforced Plastic- in an effort to rely solely on the advanced technology.
“This project reflects the vision of our leadership here in Dubai,” Mohamed Al Gergawi, the Chairman of the UAE National Innovation Committee, said.
“The idea of 3D printing buildings was once a dream, but today it has become a reality,” he added. “This building will be a testimony to the efficiency and creativity of 3D printing technology, which we believe will play a major role in reshaping construction and design sectors. We aim to take advantage of this growth by becoming a global hub for innovation and 3D printing. This is the first step of many more to come.”
The project is the first major initiative of the ‘Museum of the Future’, launched earlier this year by Shaikh Mohammad.