Dubai unveils the world's largest 3D printed building
The two storey building has also entered into the Guinness Book of World Records…
We all know that Dubai is a place of many ‘firsts’ – and here’s another that can be added on to that list. On Wednesday October 23, the Dubai Municipality unveiled the largest 3D printed two-storey building, not just in the UAE, but on the entire planet.
The spectacular building was unveiled on Dubai Media Office’s Twitter – and we’re impressed.
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) October 23, 2019
According to another official Tweet, ‘the project is an integrated building comprising of two floors with a height of 9.5 meters and a total area of 640 square meters’
And its not just a vast empty space inside. The two-storey building has a number of rooms of different sizes that are fitted with doors and windows. There’s even a staircase.
A year of testing went into the project to ensure that the final product met strict standards. It, definitely proved successful, as the building is now on public display, and has entered into the Guinness Book of World Records.
According to Dawoud Al Hajri, Director-General of Dubai Municipality, 3D printing “will increase the pace and speed of execution and completion of buildings, and reduce construction costs and contribute to the development of solutions to the demographic challenges by reducing the number of construction workers.”
He also stated that “it will also support the emirate’s sustainability trends by using local materials and reducing construction waste.”
This isn’t Dubai’s first foray into large-scale 3D printing. Back in May 2016, the world’s first 3D-printed office officially opened near Emirates Towers, serving as a temporary office to the Dubai Future Foundation. The whole building took only 17 days to print, and was installed on site within two days.
We wonder what’s next…
Images: Dubai Municipality and Dubai Media Office