IS DUBAI READY FOR 3D-PRINTED VILLAS?

According to Engineer Hussain Nasser Lootah, the director-general of the Dubai Municipality, first 3D-printed villas in Dubai will be unveiled in April 2018. Lootah told the Emarat Al Youm newspaper that The Dubai Municipality had brought all the necessary tools and equipment to build the villas as part of the city’s 3D Printing Strategy.

This strategy aims to recast Dubai as the world’s 3D printing hub by the year 2030 where an estimated 25 percent of all buildings in Dubai are expected to be 3D printed in an attempt to reduce construction costs and shorten delivery timeframes. 3D printing is likely to be adopted by most hotels in Dubai. Hotels in Dubai are possible to combine automation and new materials to increase efficiency as a strategy to appeal to their clients.

3D-printed villas are likely to steal the headlines, and hotels in Dubai will stand the test of time to offer a clear proof-of-concept in a real-world setting. Sameer Lakhani, managing director of Global Capital Partners, told the Khaleej Times that though 3D printing is a disruptive technology as it still in its embryonic stages, which makes it more expensive than conventional building methods.

However, within a period of 10 to 15-year time frame,3D-printed villas are likely to replace existing construction methods in Dubai. Cazza, a Dubai based startup, announced in February last year that it had visualized to build the world’s first 3D-printed skyscraper.

Future of 3D print HOTELS in Dubai.

3D-printed villas have the potential to revolutionize construction, lower-costs and make housing affordable. Dubai which already boasts the world’s tallest building with the heaven-defying Burj Khalifa and the magnificent world island has plans to build water homes and floating hotels which might be in form of 3D-printed villas.

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