Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) has been officially recognised as a new Guinness World Records title holder for building the world’s first 3D-printed commercial building.
The UAE now holds more than 400 world records making it the number one Arab city, DFF said in a statement.
DFF’s Office of the Future was awarded the prestigious Guinness World Records certificate at a ceremony held at Emirates Towers, Dubai, which was attended by Khalfan Belhoul, CEO of Dubai Future Foundation and Talal Omar, director – MENA at Guinness World Records.
Overall, it took 17 days to print, two days to install and three months to build, landscape and interior design.
Today, the office is home to DFF’s Dubai Future Academy, a knowledge hub that seeks to prepare generations of leaders with the skills and tools to understand and adopt emerging technology.
“Since its launch, the Office of the Future has contributed to enhancing the awareness of the importance of 3D printing technology, which is seen as a promising sector that provides billions of dollars in investment opportunities.”
In line with the UAE’s Vision 2021 program, the Dubai government has devised a strategy to be the world’s most innovative city by 2021.
Inaugurated in 2016, the Office of the Future is the first 3D-printed building of its kind and launched as part of the Dubai 3D Printing Strategy.