First 3-D printed villa licence issued in Dubai


The first licence to build a private villa using 3D printing technology in Dubai has been issued by the municipality.

Located at Al Awir 1, the four-metre-high structure will be printed in a single session this October, and will be built entirely from locally sourced concrete.

The licence supports the objectives of the Dubai 3D Printing Strategy 2030, which aims for 25 per of new buildings to be 3-D printed by the end of the decade.

The use of 3D-printing offers a variety of economic and environmental benefits, including lower costs and shorter construction time, ease of creating complex shapes, and the use of sustainable raw materials and recycled materials. As it does not necessitate a huge number of personnel on site, 3D printing technology is faster and more accurate than traditional building methods.

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