THE WORLD'S LARGEST 3D PRINTED BUILDING
This is the most extensive case study ever completed in the field of construction 3D printing. Over the course of its completion, we gained unparalleled expertise and insight to advance the technology to new heights.
Apis Cor 3D printed the wall structures of a two-story administrative building for the Dubai Municipality. Standing at 9.5 meters tall with an area of 640 square meters, it’s the World’s largest 3D printed building to date.
Apis Cor conducted extensive R&D to test the equipment under harsh climatic conditions and develop the 3D printing material.
Thanks to the unique design of Apis Cor’s 3D printer, the structure of the building was built directly on-site without any extra assembly works. The total area of the building is 640 sq. meters, which is larger than the printing area accessible when the Apis Cor’s 3D printer is stationary. However, the Apis Cor 3D printer is self propelled and moved itself around the construction site.
The 2-story building demonstrates our ability to construct durable and reliable buildings with the potential for vertical expansion.
3D PRINTED IN NATURAL CONDITIONS
The whole process took place in an uncovered area, meaning critical environmental factor requirements, for 3D printing material, like temperature and humidity were uncontrolled.
3D printed walls are reinforced according to structural calculations and requirements.