3D-printed mosque to appear in Dubai
The world’s first 3D-printed mosque will be built in Dubai. The 3D-printed mosque will cover an area of 2,000 square meters and will seat 600 worshippers. The construction is scheduled to be completed in 2025.
It is specified that construction of the 3D-printed mosque will start in October 2023. Three workers will operate a robotic printer, which is capable of printing two square metres of construction every hour from raw materials and concrete mix.
A cube-shaped mosque was opened at Dubai International Financial Centre in autumn 2020: the DIFC Grand Mosque is 14,500 square feet. The modern mosque can accommodate 500 worshippers and is open 24 hours a day.
Despite the rather modest exterior, the mosque’s interior is quite impressive. The main hall is adorned with a luxurious chandelier. In the building the Arabian architectural traditions are reinterpreted. Traditional Islamic elements, such as the Mashrabiya, are rendered in a modern context.
In 2016, the world’s first eco-friendly mosque was opened in the Sustainable City district. It covers a total area of 10,000 square feet and accommodates 700 worshippers.
The mosque’s design incorporates innovative technologies to minimise the negative impact on the environment, in line with Dubai’s green strategy, the company said in a statement. The building’s energy consumption is reduced by 90%. The parking area of the mosque is equipped with solar panels.
Source: Khaleej Times
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