Sharjah creates region’s first 3D printed home

DG Staff

SHARJAH 17 December 2020: The inauguration of the first house built in the region with 3D printing technologies with traditional architecture, was yesterday announced by Hussain Al Mahmoudi, CEO of Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park (SRTI Park).

He pointed out to ‘Sharjah 24’ that this house with Arab design and heritage, is precursor to more homes, which will support Sharjah’s economy and the emirate’s competitiveness, in addition to activating the role of true partnership between the academic, economic and private sectors.

Al Mahmoudi said the house was built in just two weeks, and it involved a large research programme between different universities, especially the American University of Sharjah, and in cooperation with the private sector and some international universities in Finland and research institutions in the Netherlands and other countries. “We aspire, through this research project, to strengthen the emirate’s position as a centre for research and innovation in the world,” he said.

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