THE WORLD’S FIRST 3D PRINTED OFFICE
The “Office of the Future” is the most advanced 3D printed building in the world. It is also the first fully functional, inhabited 3D printed building ever. It was inaugurated on May 23, 2016 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
“Today we announce the opening of the first 3D-printed office in the world, after less than a month of launching Dubai 3D printing strategy,” said Sheikh Mohammed at the inauguration of the building.
The initiative comes as part of Dubai 3-D Printing Strategy, which was launched on April 27th, 2016 and focuses on the development of 3D printing to improve people’s lives. It will tackle three sectors: real estate and construction, medical, and consumer, and commits the Emirates to the use of 3D printing in 25% of its buildings by 2030.
“We see this project as a case study that will provide valuable lessons for the entire construction industry,” said Sheikh Mohammed. “It will also benefit governments around the world as they seek to better understand and take advantage of this important technology.”