World's First 3D Printed Building Opens in Dubai
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His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, recently inaugurated the world’s first fully functional 3D printed building in Dubai, according to a report in Gulf News.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed was quoted saying, “We implement what we plan, and we pursue actions, not theories. The rapidly changing world requires us to accelerate our pace of development for history does not recognise our plans but our achievements.”
According to the report, he noted that the UAE has become one of the world’s most important incubators for innovation and future technology through its initiatives and steady steps towards shaping the future and creating a global model to be emulated by others in all sectors.
The unique building on the Emirates Towers premises will house the temporary office of the Dubai Future Foundation.
Sheikh Mohammed said, “We announce today the opening of the first 3D-printed office in the world, after less than a month of launching the Dubai 3D printing strategy which showcases a modern model of construction. This is an experience we present to the world on implementing future technology in our lives, and it represents a new milestone for the UAE as a global leader in strategic achievements.”
He added that the project will serve as a case study that will benefit regulators as well as research and development centres at the regional and international levels on real application of 3D printing technology and will serve as reference point to take this technology to new levels.