Additive manufacturing is used for making products in small numbers or for specific purposes.
Now, a charitable organization has joined forces with an architect’s office in Madagascar to build something truly spectacular using this technique: a new building that will offer 30 children space to learn.
The first ever 3D-printed school. Spread across a single story and measuring 150m², the building can be expanded as required.
The exterior wall will be made by extruding locally-produced, high density cement layer by layer, a process that takes 22 days. Roof, windows and doors are added separately.
With solar panels and rainwater collection, the school will be a model of sustainability.