The model will serve as a reference point for investors to further understand the value addition technology brings to the realty sector
A new 3D printed home is coming soon, right in your neighborhood in Dubai.
Dubai-based real estate developer Emaar is planning to build a 3D model home in Arabian Ranches III. The construction will be facilitated using a local contractor with the goal of building in-country competencies in 3D printing for the property sector.
Upon completion, the 3D printed model home will serve as a reference point for investors to further understand the concept and appreciate the value addition that advanced technology brings to the real estate sector.
"As the pioneer of integrated communities in Dubai and the trend-setter in the region's property sector, our plans to embrace 3D printing of homes is an integral part of our digital-first and customer-first strategy," Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties, said.
"Through this, we are not only positioning ourselves as an early adopter of advanced technology but also creating long-term value for our customers as 3D printing brings numerous advantages such as reduced cost of construction, more efficient use of materials and higher levels of sustainability. With 3D printing technology, to be implemented locally using international expertise, we are also supporting the vision of the leadership to build 'Smart and Sustainable Cities' that are tech-driven and meet the aspirations of the new generation of customers. It will also help accelerate the innovation ecosystem in Dubai, inspiring start-ups to contribute towards advanced construction technology."