Emaar Properties has unveiled plans to build its first 3D printed home in the Emirate of Dubai.
The Dubai-listed developer awarded the contract to 3D print a model home in Arabian Ranches III, according to a company statement released on Thursday.
“As the pioneer of integrated communities in Dubai and the trend-setter in the region’s property sector, our plans to embrace 3D printing of homes is an integral part of our digital-first and customer-first strategy,” Emaar’s chairman Mohamed Alabbar said.
The construction of the state-of-the-art property will be facilitated by local contractor, Emaar revealed.
“With 3D printing technology, to be implemented locally using international expertise, we are also supporting the vision of the leadership to build ‘Smart and Sustainable Cities’ that are tech-driven and meet the aspirations of the new generation of customers,” Alabbar commented.
Emaar Properties posted a net profit of AED 1.742 billion (US$ 474 million) in the first quarter of 2019, compared to AED 1.62 billion ($442 million) in Q1-18.