Though it sounds like a hoax but it’s true that within just 17 days the world’s first 2,700-square-foot, single-story 3D printed office was constructed in the desert city of Dubai, according to Reuters; and incredibly, when compared with other buildings constructed by workers, it just took a few machines to build the whole 3D building project, not only this but you must be surprised hearing that the entire project’s labor and construction costs were altogether only $140,000 which is about half the cost of a similar structure worked with traditional techniques.
The way it was built
The 20-foot-tall machine that was used here is 120 feet long and 40 feet wide, like a two storied building. Only one person was needed to run it properly, after then a team of 18 workers including electricians and mechanical engineers helped to install the 3D building Project with a special mix of concrete, fiber reinforced plastic, and glass fiber reinforced gypsum.
Furthermore, the UAE Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Mohamed Al Gergawi mentioned that “This is the first 3D-printed building in the world, and it’s not just a building, it has fully functional offices and staff.” He also has a future plan for 3D printed buildings, as he said that by 2030, 25% of all buildings in Dubai are planned to be 3D printed.
What is the building for?
The building is more than simply one more fantastic piece of architecture in the UAE’s already ultramodern skyline — it will likewise function, as the interim office for the Dubai Future Foundation. One year from now, the structure is planned to end up as the home of Dubai’s Museum of the Future.