World's first 3D printed office

Office of the Future
United Arab Emirates (Dubai)

Dubai wants to be the world leader in 3D printing – and the ‘City of Gold’ has a mega-plan. Their ‘Office of the Future’ in the Persian Gulf is just the start.

Dubai has turned to 3D printing to construct a futuristic office. Using a special mixture of cement, the unique TV-shaped space took just 17 days to print and two days to install with a giant industrial 3D printer, which is significantly faster and lower cost than traditional construction methods.

Set in the gardens of Emirates Towers, it will act as the temporary office for the Dubai Foundation of the Future, an organisation that will help deliver smart technologies, such as driverless cars, to the emirate.

Forming part of the Dubai Future Agenda, and revealed on twitter by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ultimate goal is to add social and economic value by 2030. The full strategy focuses on construction, medical products and consumer products as Dubai plan to print super-cheap artificial limbs, teeth and even fast food in minutes.

Watch this video by Futurism for an idea of how it was printed:

Written by

Lisa Goldapple, Editor, Atlas of the Future (06 June 2016)

Project leader

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Saif Al Aleeli, CEO of Dubai Future Foundation

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