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Emaar’s first 3D printed home in Dubai ... to take shape at Arabian Ranches III.

Emaar’s first 3D printed home in Dubai ... to take shape at Arabian Ranches III.

3D printed home to come up at Arabian Ranches

August 2019

Global real estate developer Emaar Properties has announced plans to build its first 3D printed home in Dubai as a first step towards its ambition to be a leading adopter of advanced construction technologies.

Following a global competition, in which the world’s leading 3D printing technology providers participated, Emaar has awarded the contract to 3D print a 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 add that advanced technology brings to the real estate sector.

On the ambitious venture, chairman Mohamed Alabbar said: “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. 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,” stated Alabbar.

By embracing 3D printing, Emaar’s goal is to create a real estate landscape in the future where customers can ‘design, download and print’ their homes in the future across Emaar’s diverse portfolio of master-planned developments.  

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