Largest 3D-printed municipality building in Dubai
At 31 feet tall and 6,900 square feet, a new building in Dubai is the largest 3D-printed building in the world — and the first two-story structure of its kind.
The most impressive part of the project? U.S. company Apis Cor built the structure using only three workers and one printer.
Proving that the printer could handle a harsh environment, Apis Cor did the printing outdoors where there was no temperature or humidity control.
However, there was a logistical issue the printer did have to tackle: The square foot area of the building was larger than the printing area of the stationary machine. To solve this technological obstacle, a crane moved the 3D printer around the site.