Is 3D printing the future of construction in Dubai?
Master property developer Emaar has been commissioned by a global 3D printing company to build a house in Dubai using their advanced technologies. The house will be built in Arabian Ranches III and used as a model for investors.
3D printing is said to enable the developers to build faster, more cost effectively, with less noise pollution & wasted materials, and with more creative control.
According to an announcement, Emaar hopes “by embracing 3D printing, [its] goal is to create a real estate landscape in the future where customers can ‘design, download and print’ their homes in the future across Emaar’s diverse portfolio of master-planned developments”.
The general public can register their interest in the project, although this specific house will not be available to buy. Once complete, it will act as a reference point for investors on display within Emaar’s newest neighbourhood project, Arabian Ranches III.
Comprising of three and four bedroom townhouses, Arabian Ranches III will feature a lush central park in the middle, covering 30,000 square metres, a 4km long boulevard and a lazy river which looks like it will run through the centre. Described as a ‘premium desert-themed community’, the new neighbourhood will span an expansive 6.67 million square metres.
In the park, there will be a central plaza, adventure zones, a parkour course, skate park, barbecue areas, jogging tracks and a gym. There will also be a direct connection from the new community to the 86km long Al Qudra cycling track.
Emaar is hoping to position itself as an early adopter of new technologies, meaning the future of construction could look very different in the UAE. We imagine Dubai without the environmental effects of building sites and noise pollution could be a very different city in the future.