Saudi Arabia builds its first 3D printed house

Saudi Arabia's first 3D printed housing project will be open to industry specialists for five days
Saudi Arabia builds its first 3D printed house
By Lubna Hamdan
Wed 07 Nov 2018 02:00 PM

Saudi Arabia has built its first 3D printed house located in Riyadh, according to The National Housing and Industrial Development and Logistics Program, which aims to adopt innovation techniques in the kingdom.

The house, which is situated on Housing Ministry land west of King Khalid International Airport, was built by Dutch technology firm CyBe.

A 3D digital model is created through the printing of consecutive layers on top of each other until they form a final shape.

The project will be open to industry specialists for five days soon, and those interested can book an appointment via housing.sa/3d.

Housing Minister Majed bin Abdullah Al-Hogail said the experiment will offer an insight into the future of construction and the Kingdom’s role in using modern technology to provide job opportunities for its citizens.

Dr. Abed Al-Sadoon, head of the programme, said the project also aims to encourage the private sector to leverage technology in housing projects.

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