Dubai Municipality, 3D printing

Dubai unveils record-breaking 3D printed building

The world’s largest 3D printed two-storey structure has entered the Guinness Book of World Records after Dubai Municipality completed the building.

It stands 9.5m high and covers an area of 640m2.

It was completed to meet the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, to construct 25% of the buildings in Dubai with 3D printing technology by 2030.

Director general of Dubai Municipality, Dawoud Al Hajri, said: “This project is a major turning point in the construction sector at the local and regional levels, and is based on the strategy of innovation in 3D printing technologies in construction, which in turn will increase the pace and speed of execution and completion of buildings in record time, and reduce construction costs, and contribute to the development of solutions to the demographics challenges by reducing the number of construction labour.”