Office of the Future
The Office of the future is the worlds first fully functional office built using 3D printed concrete elements. It currently serves as a temporary office building for the Dubai Future Foundation during the construction of the Museum of the Future. The office consists of 17 “cassettes” that were printed using a 20 foot tall 3D concrete printer in China. Once shipped to Dubai the cassettes were assembled and erected on site in just a few days.
The superstructure was 3D printed while the substructure was conventional cast-in-place concrete. Due to 3d printer and shipping limitations the top and bottom portions of each cassette were divided. Each U shaped piece had a maximum length, height, and width of 8.9m, 1.9m, and 2.1m, respectively.