Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

3D printed building, first of its kind in Dubai

Narada Desk | May 24, 2016 4:24 pm Print
Dubai having it's unique style of innovation in everything it involves itself, the Emirati city has witnessed the world's first 3D printed building which was inaugurated by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Monday.

Dubai yet again making it to the international headlines by presenting something the world hasn’t seen before is really an iconic move by the city which surely leads roads to a whole new perception of building construction by unveiling the world’s first 3D printed building.

“We implement what we plan, and we pursue actions, not theories. The rapidly changing world requires us to accelerate our pace of development for history does not recognise our plans but our achievements,” Shaikh Mohammad said as he opened the Office of the Future, marking the inauguration of  the first of its kind 3D-printed office in the world.

He laid emphasis how the UAE has become one of the world’s most important production house for innovative initiatives and futuristic technology through its consistent and steady steps towards shaping the future and creating a global model to be emulated by others in all sectors.

The unique building located on the famous Emirates Towers, will hold the temporary office of the Dubai Future Foundation.

The Vice-President of the UAE went further by elaborating down the efficient advantages of 3D printing in terms of lower costs and faster delivery will make the UAE one of the most important sustainable economic hubs, and enabling the rest of the world with this game changing idea which might lead to the development of future cities in major parts of the world.

This initiative comes as a branch of the Dubai 3D Printing Strategy, which is a unique global initiative implemented to promote this promising technology for the service of humanity and enhance the stature of the United Arab Emirates and Dubai as a leading global hub of 3D printing technology by the time 2030 kicks in. The strategy converges on three main pointed sectors: construction, medical products, and consumer products.

The first 3D printed office building of its kind in the world prepared for actual use has taken into account the integration of a unique building design and 3D printing technology to offer key services within the building, such as electricity, water, telecommunications and air-conditioning which is surely reflecting the potential of this initiative it has and which can surely be utilized by the world and transforming the face of construction and development like never before.

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