Dubai is posing to build the world’s first 3D printed building ,the UAE National Innovation Committee revealed. The project is the first major initiative of the ‘Museum of the Future’, launched earlier this year by Shaikh Mohammad.
The said 3D printed office will be approximately 2,000 square feet in size and will be printed layer-by-layer using a 20-foot tall 3D printer. It will then be assembled on site in Dubai very soon. The detailing and structural components will also be built using 3D printing technology, combining a mixture of Special Reinforced Concrete (SRC), Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum (GRG) and Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP), putting the most advanced 3D printed structure ever built into actual use. The furniture in the 3D printed office will also be made using 3D printing technology. Although this new advancement in technology will provide a great option for this office’s furniture needs, obviously it isn’t an option for many normal offices in Dubai. Fortunately for the businesses in those offices, it is possible to get the best regular office furniture Dubai has to offer from companies selling online.
“This project reflects the vision of our leadership here in Dubai,” Al Gergawi 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.”
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