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Saudi Arabia

3D Studio 2030

Consolidated Contractors Company for the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Housing

Project details

  • Our jobEngineering, construction, certification, education
  • Printing time48 elements 1 week
  • Start of projectSummer 2018

Requested by the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Housing, this 80-square-meter one-bedroom house  was printed onsite in the Saudi desert to encourage efficient building techniques in the country.

Affordable housing

The challenge

CyBe Construction was asked by the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Housing to design, engineer, and build an affordable 80-square-meter house to encourage new and efficient building techniques in Saudi Arabia. The project was an answer to the ambitious goal set by Saudi Arabia to build 1.5 million houses using innovative technologies such as 3D concrete printing and fast-brick robotics before 2030.

A view of the 3D Studio 2030 3D printed house built by CyBe Construction in Saudi Arabia
A CyBe Construction print operator overseeing the creation of the 3D Studio 2030 in Saudi Arabia
The first of many

The process

We built an 80-square-meter single-bedroom house onsite in the Saudi Arabian desert. The house consisted of 27 walls and 21 parapets — all printed within one week. During the building process, we also placed windows, doors, and electrical sockets.

 

The house was intended to be the first of many structures built using technologies such as 3D concrete printing. In addition to 3D printing the house, CyBe educated local print operators to ensure the safe operation of the 3D concrete printer in the next phase of this large project.

A huge leap in knowledge

Learning as we go

This project included building a floor, 3D printing walls, and building a roof, windows, and HVAC and MEP installations. Thanks to this development, our knowledge of creating affordable housing concepts increased exponentially. However, our greatest achievement was completing the entire project in five weeks — a true testament to the efficiency of 3D concrete printing. This short timespan allowed us to reduce initial building costs while challenging us to think outside the box. We were able to implement our previous experience in building the R&Drone Laboratory to better control this project’s environment and building process.

The view from inside the 3D Studio 2030 in Saudi Arabia 3D printed house by CyBe Construction
3D Studio 2030 - CyBe Construction
3D Studio 2030 - CyBe Construction
3D Studio 2030 - CyBe Construction
Why CyBe Construction

We’d like to tell our story

When creating solutions, CyBe Construction always keeps the future in mind. We solve social and economic problems using less raw material and transportation for a more sustainable planet. With an holistic view, we’re constantly looking for opportunities and build cheaper and quicker.

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