This 3D-printed office, as pictured above from 3dprint.com, will be the temporary headquarters for the staff of the “Museum of the Future.”
At Inventionland, we know a thing or two about cool offices; after all, we’ve been featured in countless news pieces that have showcased our creative design facility!
That’s why, when we saw this news article, we just had to share, because it combines two things that we have in common- a cool office space and the power of 3D printing!
As we mentioned before, this 3D-printed office will be the temporary headquarters for the staff of the nearby “Museum of the Future” in Dubai.
The 3D-printed office will be home to various teams of employees, as well as a small digital fabrication facility and 3D-printing exhibition space.
Image: Museum of the Future
All of the furniture inside, as well as the detailing and structural components, will be produced via 3D printing.
This project is the Museum’s first initiative as part of the partnership between Dubai and WinSun Global. The Museum claims that this 3D-printed office will be the most advanced 3D-printed structure that has ever been built and the first to actually be used.
What is this 3D-printed office really trying to prove? Well, according to H.E. Excellency Mohammed Al Gergawi, UAE Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Chairman of UAE National Innovation Committee, “This building will be a testimony to the efficiency and creativity of 3D printing technology, which we believe will play a major role in reshaping construction and design sectors.”
In order to print this 2,000 square foot, 3D-printed office, engineers will use a 20-foot tall 3D printer that will be assembled onsite.
Special Reinforced Concrete (SRC), Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP) and Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum (GFG) will be used to construct the numerous decorative and structural components.
This project, run by the United Arab Emirates National Innovation Committee, will take just a few weeks to complete. The labor costs will be reduced by 50 – 80 percent while construction waste will decrease as well, between 30 – 60 percent.
As of late, the project completion date has not been announced.
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