Dubai planning world’s first 3D printed office
Dubai: After several ambitious projects like the Burj-Al-Arab and the Palm Islands, an office building to be constructed using a 3D printer is the next big project for developers in the ultra modern city.
“The UAE aims to deploy the latest technologies to improve people’s lives and to develop its economy,” said Mohamed Al Gergawi, the UAE’s Minister of Cabinet Affairs. “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,” he said in a statement.
The Office will be approximately 2,000 square feet in size and will be printed layer-by-layer using a 20-foot tall 3-D printer, then assembled on site in Dubai in just a few weeks.
“The idea of 3-D printing buildings was once a dream, but today it has become a reality. This building will be a testimony to the efficiency and creativity of 3-D printing technology, which we believe will play a major role in reshaping construction and design sectors,” Al Gergawi added.
The project is a partnership with WinSun Global, a Chinese company which has begun assembling buildings made using 3D printers.
The project is the first major initiative of the ‘Museum of the Future’, launched earlier this year by Shaikh Mohammad.
Located at a busy intersection in the heart of Dubai, the Office is designed to bring together different professionals, community members, and experts through a mix of public events.