In recent years, 3D printing has been used to build homes and offices, and now, for the first time, a mosque will be built using this technology.
The world’s first 3D printed mosque will be built in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Ali Muhammad Al-Halyan Al-Sawadi, head of the engineering department of Dubai’s Islamic Affairs Department, said that the 2-storey mosque will be built on an area of 2,000 square meters, in which 600 people will be able to pray.
He said that the construction of this mosque is likely to start by the end of this year while it will be completed by the first quarter of 2025.
He said that the mosque will be constructed of concrete and 3D printing was chosen because it is a new technology that will help save time and resources.
Building buildings with 3D printing requires large printing machines into which design details are fed.
These machines then print the building materials to construct the building structure.
Most 3D printed machines are made from concrete, but wood is also possible.
Dubai is considered the 3D printed building capital of the world, with a policy set in 2018 requiring 25 percent of new buildings to be constructed with the technology by 2030.
The world’s largest 3D printed building was built in Dubai in 2019, while the world’s first 3D printed office was also built there.