Emaar to build 3D-printed home at Dubai's Arabian Ranches Phase 3

Mohamed Alabbar-led firm awards contract after global competition inviting firms to develop 3D-printed home

Emaar will build a 3D-printed home at Dubai's Arabian Ranches.
Emaar will build a 3D-printed home at Dubai's Arabian Ranches.

Dubai Financial Market-listed (DFM) real estate development firm, Emaar — which recently awarded a contract to build its Marina Vista project to China State Construction and Engineering Corporation Middle East (CSCEC ME) — has confirmed plans to develop a 3D-printed home within Phase 3 of its Arabian Ranches masterplanned residential community in Dubai, on which construction commenced in May 2019.

In a statement, the developer revealed that it had organised a global competition that saw participation from global 3D printing firms, following which it awarded the contract to a yet unnamed 3D-printing firm. The project will be constructed by a local contractor.

Upon completion, the 3D-printed home will be used as a reference point for investors. 

Construction Week has reached out to Emaar for additional information about the companies involved in the 3D-printing project, and will share updates if and when the developer responds. 

Emaar said in its statement that the project was its “first step” towards adopting advanced construction technologies.

The 3D-printed home will reduce noise pollution and the waste of construction materials, as well as help achieve greater design and architectural flexibility.

Chairman of Emaar Properties, Mohamed Alabbar, said that the project was an integral part of Emaar’s digital- and customer-first strategy. 

Alabbar added: “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.”

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