Dubai reveals plan for world’s first 3D printed office building
30 June, 2015
Plans have been revealed for the world’s first fully-functional 3D printed building to be created in Dubai in a bid to establish the UAE’s position as the global centre of technology in architecture construction and design. Experts estimate that 3D printing technology can reduce the production time of buildings by 50-70 per cent, reduce labour costs by up to 80 per cent, and save between 30-60 per cent of construction waste. The office will be approximately 2,000 square feet in size and will be printed layer-by-layer using a 20-foot tall 3D printer, then assembled on site in Dubai in just a few weeks. All interior furniture, detailing and structural components will also be built using 3D printing technology, a statement said.