The world’s first 3D-printed community is officially under construction
In a rural area on the outskirts of a city in southern Mexico, construction has begun on a new neighborhood, all of which will be printed on a huge 3D printer.
Each finished home with a total area of 50 m2 has two bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen, a bathroom and has good resistance to the seismic activity typical of this region of the country. It takes 12 hours to erect the body of one such building using a 10-meter 3D printer..
The roofs, windows and interiors of the first few houses were completed last week, and future families have already visited them..
New neighborhood in south Tabasco will consist of 50 homes to be donated to local residents as part of the Affordable Housing Program for Families in Extreme Poverty.
Although all buildings will be of the same type, but using the application, the team can make small adjustments to the project on the spot..
The project is being carried out by the non-profit organization New Story, together with the construction company Icon, which developed the applied 3D printing technology. They partnered with the state government, which provided land and infrastructure. Local builders were hired for the final finishing.
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text: Ilya Bauer, photo: New Story