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It never gets old when you hear innovative news like this, and Dubai has always been keen to get the attention of the world with various architectural projects, like the Burj Khalifa, the man-made islands to name a few.
Image Credits: Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah
This time, with the help of a huge 20-feet tall 3D printer, Dubai now holds the world’s first 3D-printed building, made out of a mix of concrete, fiber reinforced plastic, and glass fiber reinforced gypsum. Apparently, the project only needed one staff to keep an eye on the functionality of the tall 3D-printer. Still, there were a team of 18 crew member team, who includes installers, electricians, mechanical engineers and so forth. The labor charges were reported to be just $140,000.
The new 3D building is planned to be set as Dubai’s Museum of the Future, but for now its temporarily set as the headquarters for the Dubai Future Foundation.
“This is the first 3D-printe building in the world, and it’s not just a building, it has fully functional offices and staff” said Mohamed Al Gergawi, who is the Minister of Cabinet Affairs, UAE. He also added that Dubai plans to have it’s 25% of buildings built via 3D-printing, by 2030.