World’s First 3D-Printed Mosque in Saudi Arabia

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World’s first 3D-printed mosque unveiled
7 March 2024
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Al-Jawhara suburb
Named after Abdulaziz Abdullah Sharbatly
Tribute by his wife, Wajnat Abdulwahed
Leading Forsan Real Estate
Guanli, Chinese 3D printing technology company
Innovation in construction and architecture
Blend tradition with modern technology
Spans 5,600 square metres
Part of National Housing Co.'s portfolio
Completed in six months
Used four cutting-edge printers from Guanli
Reflects Hejazi architectural heritage
Centered within a circle for qibla orientation
Mass and natural light relationship emphasized
Entrances, gates, and facades designed to reflect identity
Minarets with minimalist detailing
Open outdoor area inspired by Hijr Ismail
Spearheaded by Saudi businesswoman Wajnat Abdulwahed
Utilization of 4 Guanli 3D printers
Demonstrates potential of technology in reshaping architecture
Aims for sustainability and technological-driven future
Aligns with Saudi Vision 2030 for economic diversification
Adapting traditional architectural designs to modern 3D printing techniques
Way Forward
Exploration of further innovative projects in construction
Integration of technology with cultural and religious structures

The world’s first 3D-printed mosque, unveiled in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, marks a significant milestone in construction and architectural innovation. Named after Abdulaziz Abdullah Sharbatly, the mosque is a tribute by his wife, Wajnat Abdulwahed, and spans 5,600 square meters in the Al-Jawhara suburb. This project, completed in just six months using cutting-edge 3D printing technology from the Chinese company Guanli, demonstrates the vast potential of modern techniques to reshape traditional architectural practices. The design of the mosque, which reflects Hejazi architectural heritage, is centered within a circle for accurate orientation towards the qibla, with attention to the relationship between the building’s mass and natural light. This innovation aligns with Saudi Vision 2030’s objectives for economic diversification and represents a bold step towards a more sustainable and technologically-driven future​​​​​​​​.

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