World’s first 3D-printed mosque to be developed in Dubai

Three operators will be responsible for managing the 3D robotic printer, which will print two sqm per hour

The world’s first 3D-printed mosque will be developed over the next two years in Bur Dubai, according to Dubai’s Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD). Once complete in 2025, the 2,000sqm facility will house 600 worshipers.

According to a statement from the IACAD, it will take approximately four months to complete the 3D printing of the building’s structure, followed by another 12 months to fully fit out the building with the appropriate facilities.

IACAD Director General Dr. Hamad bin Sheikh Ahmed Al Shaibani said the technology would make the project more sustainable. He explained, “Using 3D printing will reduce construction material waste; it is friendly to the environment. The mosque represents the vision of our wise leadership.”

In late October 2022, the SCIB announced the completion of the first 3D printed house in Borneo and, in early November 2022, Dar Al Arkan completed Saudi Arabia’s first 3DCP villa.

He added that three operators will control the 3D robotic printer, which will print two sqm per hour. He also pointed out that a combination of raw materials and carefully prepared concrete will be used to develop the mosque.

According to Al Shaibani, the cost of building the mosque will be 30% more than usual, as it is the first of its kind in the world.

He concluded, “We expect the cost will be similar in the future with a 30 year building guarantee.”

In late November 2022, GUtech 3D said it printed three structures in eight days in Oman.


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