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15 Jan, 2024
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Emaar Properties, a prominent real estate development company, has revealed Dubai's inaugural 3D printed villa, showcasing images of the 202 m² home.

The project was originally announced for 2019, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there were delays and now it has come to fruition. The villa features three bedrooms, four bathrooms, built-in parking and state-of-the-art Xiaomi Smart Home technology.

In line with Dubai's ambitious smart city vision to have 25% of construction projects 3D printed by 2030, Emaar has partnered with construction 3D printing specialist COBOD and electronics manufacturer Xiaomi.

The villa's design, crafted by Dubai-based architecture firm U+A, boasts distinctive features such as curved walls, large-scale windows, and integration with Xiaomi's Mobile X AIOT products, including smart vacuum cleaners and air purifiers, and cameras.

Constructed using COBOD's BOD2 3D printer, known for its efficiency in large-format concrete 3D printing, the villa signifies Emaar's entry into the realm of construction 3D printing. With a focus on faster construction, cost-effectiveness, and unique designs, Emaar anticipates reducing waste and minimizing noise pollution during the building process.

The project echoes similar innovations in Dubai, for example, the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) is working on the world's first 3D printed mosque in Bur Dubai. Expected to open in 2025, the mosque aims to accommodate up to 600 worshippers, showcasing Dubai's commitment to shaping a 'Smart City' future through cutting-edge construction technologies.