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Dubai to Build World’s First 3D Printed Office

Dubai to Build World’s First 3D Printed OfficeDubai to Build World’s First 3D Printed Office

The world’s first fully functional 3D printed building is set to come up in Dubai, it has been revealed.

The plans for the office building were unveiled in the UAE emirate in a move that is expected to establish the country’s position as the global center of technology in architecture construction and design, TradeArabia reported.

The office will be approximately 2,000 sq. ft. in size and will be printed layer-by-layer using a 20-ft-tall 3D printer, then assembled on site in Dubai in just a few weeks, according to a statement from the UAE prime minister, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s office.

All interior furniture, detailing, and structural components will also be built using 3D printing technology, combining a mixture of special reinforced concrete, glass fiber-reinforced gypsum and fiber-reinforced plastic.

This combination will make it the most advanced 3D printed structure ever built at this scale and the first to be put into actual use, the statement said.

The building is the result of a partnership between Dubai and WinSun Global, along with leading global architecture and engineering firms Gensler, Thornton Thomasetti, and Syska Hennessy, the statement added.

In addition to prototyping new technology, the office reflects the latest input from experts and researchers in workplace design and the future of work.

 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.

The space is open and flexible, allowing for a range of uses and team sizes. It will also feature a small digital fabrication facility and a 3D printing exhibition space, according to the PMO.