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Construction of the world’s first mosque using 3D printing technology in Dubai


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The Dubai Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Affairs announced the construction of the world’s first mosque with 3D printing technology, with a capacity of 600 worshipers, will be completed in 2025, and the construction process will be managed by 3 workers.

Department Director General Hamad bin Sheikh Ahmed Al Shaibani said: “The project is the embodiment of the vision of the Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, which aims to advance the Emirate of Dubai to a higher level, in which it leads in global competitiveness indicators, and the Emirate of Dubai should be a leader and innovate in all areas “everything”.

For his part, the Executive Director of the Mosque Affairs Sector, Mohammed Ali bin Zayed Al Falasi, explained that “the project is the first effort of the department’s working group, especially since global developments that mimic artificial intelligence in all its stages were the main factor underlying the development ideas for building a mosque using 3D printing technology.

Ali Al-Khalyan Al-Suwaydi, head of the department’s engineering department, said the 3D printing technology is a digitally controlled machine that mixes components of raw materials and industrial additives and pours them to form an overall structure. building or any of its elements, according to the plans and dimensions that have been entered into the programs. This printer, without the need for direct human intervention, or the need to use molds in the molding process, as is the case with the traditional formwork process.

He explained that the site work start date will be early October next year, and the completion date will be the first quarter of 2025, and the duration of 3D printing work takes four months, and the period of the 3D Printing Wall (printing speed) is approximately 20 cm per second / 2 square meters per hour, which indicates that the cost of this mosque is expected to be higher than the cost of conventional buildings by 30%. this is the first project of its kind.

Al-Khalyan added about the current stage of the project that the initial design of the mosque has been completed and there will be coordination with the Dubai Municipality for final loans as the mosque has a capacity of about 600 worshipers and the building area is 2000 square feet, indicating that materials used in printing are materials. Cementing additives are available for printing press pumping.

Source: Emirates Today.

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