In Images: Dubai’s 3D-Printed ‘Office of the Future’ is Officially Open

Who knew that printed buildings could look so marvelous?

8. 18. 16 by Cecille De Jesus
Dubai Media Office
Image by Dubai Media Office

The “Office of the Future” is now officially open…but it won’t be serving as just any office.

Dubai’s 3D-printed building is a 2,700-square-foot, single-story structure printed out of a special mix of concrete, fiber reinforced plastic, and glass fiber reinforced gypsum. And it looks astounding.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum at the Office of the Future. Photo: Ahmed Jadallah / Reuters

It will serve to promote innovation and enhance communication, specifically as a meeting place for international delegates. It will also house the Dubai Future Foundation, a government initiative dedicated to solving modern society’s biggest challenges.

Photo: Dubai government

To that end, Austrian office furniture company Bene furnished its interiors with modern pieces.

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Photo: Dubai government.

Earlier this year, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE of Dubai, inaugurated the building as part of his goal to put Dubai in the forefront of global innovation.

Photo: Dubai government

The futuristic structure took only 17 days to print—resulting in an 80% reduction on construction costs, 60% on labor, and 60% on waste.

Photo: Dubai government

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