Saudi Arabia announces first 3D printed house in the country

The house is located in the Kingdom’s capital city

Saudi Arabia in partnership with Dutch company CyBe has successfully built the country’s first house using 3D printing technology in Riyadh.

The project’s aim is to “keep abreast of the technological progress in the world and help the Kingdom promote the adoption of innovative construction techniques and in the localisation of its industry in line with the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and the National Transformation 2020 Program”, as reported by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

According to Arab News, Saudi Housing Minister Majed bin Abdullah Al Hogail inspected the house, accompanied by the head of the program, Dr Abed Al Sadoon, and the deputy ambassador of the Netherlands in Saudi Arabia, Masha Pack.

Commenting on the project, Al Hogail said: “This experiment gives us an idea about the future of construction in the coming years, and the Kingdom’s role in leveraging modern technologies to achieve prosperity for its citizens.”

Arab News also reported that Al Hogail stressed the Kingdom’s keenness to develop Saudis’ abilities and skills so as to give them more job opportunities.

Meanwhile Al Sadoon thanked the Saudi leadership for bringing the latest construction technologies to the Kingdom. He emphasised on the Kingdom’s eagerness to develop the local construction industry, and to encourage the private sector to take advantage of state-of-the-art technologies in housing projects.

Ambassador Pack said the Kingdom’s first house built using 3-D printing technology is a good example for future construction.

The National Housing and Industrial Development and Logistics Program, a part of the Saudi Vision 2030, said that the house was built using one of the latest technologies of the fourth generation of building technology, according to SPA.

The house is located on the Housing Ministry land, west of King Khalid international Airport in Riyadh, and will be accessible to specialists, workers and engineers, besides architects and construction companies to conduct their project studies for the next five days.


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