China-made world's first functional 3D printed building opens in Dubai
Updated: 2016-05-30 14:40
By Wu Yan(chinadaily.com.cn)
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, talks with a child during the official opening ceremony of the world's first functional 3D printed offices in Dubai on May 23, 2016. [Photo/VCG]
The strategy mainly focuses on three fields: Construction, healthcare and consumer goods. About 25 percent of buildings will be built by 3D printers in Dubai by 2030.
"It is not just a building, but also has functional offices and people working in it," said Mohammad Al Gergawi, the Minister of Cabinet Affairs of the Federal Government of the UAE, at the opening ceremony.