In the UAE the world’s first office building printed on a 3D printer

“Office of the future” — the world’s first office, printed on a 3D printer. Dubai

In Dubai opened the world’s first office building, built using the technology of 3D printing, according to the website of the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The building is located in the city centre near the Dubai international financial centre, Reuters reports. It was called “future Office” (Office of the Future). It will house the temporary headquarters of the future Foundation Dubai (Dubai Future Foundation) — the organization that initiated the project.

Square one-storey building is about 250 sq. m, the report says the government. To ensure the stability of the structure the roof is made rounded. The building is fully suitable for people: electricity, telecommunications, water supply and installed the air conditioning system.

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“Office of the future” — the world’s first office, printed on a 3D printer. Dubai

To create the building used a 3D printer with a height of 20 ft (6 m), a length of 120 feet (37 m) and a width of 40 feet (12 m), the report indicates. When the construction was used a special cement mixture and materials, developed and manufactured in the UAE and the USA. Reliability testing of the materials was carried out in China and the UK.

The cost of labor when this project was 50% less than conventional construction of a building of the same size, said the government. In the work on the building has involved a team of 19 people: one of them followed the work of a 3D printer that collected eight house of printed elements in place, the other engaged in conduct light, electricians, and ensuring operability of other systems. The creation of the structure took 17 days, two more went to the registration office inside.

According to Reuters, the construction cost of approximately $140 thousand, the Minister of state for Cabinet Affairs of the UAE Mohammed al-Gergawi noted that the development strategy of Dubai suggests that by 2030, 25% of the buildings in the Emirate will be created using a 3D printer.

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The interior of the “Office of the future”

In November 2015, the Financial Times reported that the President of the Chinese development of Zhuoda Group Yang Joshu declared intention to deliver to Russia printed on a 3D printer at home. Businessman in a video message to the investors showed pictures of the contract with Russia, the cost of which he estimated at $94 billion video Message was a response to allegations of fraud. “Daughter” Zhuoda Group has collected money from 400 thousand private investors in Hebei province, promising a yield of 20-30% per annum for the placement of funds for a period of four years, after which the regulators have begun investigating the operations of Zhuoda.

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The interior of the “Office of the future”