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The Kingdom plans to have its first 3D-printed home by the end of 2021

It will be located in Shams Ar Riyadh…

One of the top real estate developers in Saudi Arabia, Dar al Arkan has announced that it has added 3D construction printing technology to its operations.

Dar al Arkan has partnered with COBOD (Construction of Building on Demand), a robotic 3D construction printer company from Denmark, for projects in the Kingdom.

According to a press statement, the first 3D-printed house will be located at Dar Al Arkan’s Shams Ar Riyadh project and could be completed in the fourth quarter of 2021.

The technology used is capable of printing three-storey large-scale residential units and can create specific patterns based on digital designs of a home or building.

Dal Al Arkan stated that COBOD’s technology cuts construction time by more than half compared to traditional construction, requires less manpower since it takes only three workers to build one house.

The Saudi builder added that it also uses less concrete and ultimately, ensures lower costs and affordability for customers.

Vice-Chairman of Dar al Arkan, Ziad El Chaar stated, ‘The introduction of 3D construction printing will revolutionize our approach to construction and enable us to focus on greater flexibility of design, strengthen productivity and achieve higher cost efficiency,’

Founder and General Manager of COBOD, Henrik Lund-Nielsen stated that he was pleased that Dar Al Arkan has chosen to partner with them. He added that he was looking forward to working with them and assist them with assuring the success of the 3DCP technology in the Kingdom.

About Shams Ar Riyadh project 

Dar Al Arkan Shams Ar Riyadh

Shams Ar Riyadh spans more than 5 million square metres and is the first of its kind in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The community will be home to both residential and commercial spaces and will be home to retail centres, restaurants, children’s play areas and even schools, clinics, government offices, mosques and more.

Images: Dar Al Arkan and COBOD