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The world’s first 3D printed school completes in Malawi, Africa

A COBOD BOD2 printer was used to create the building.


By David Malone, Associate Editor | June 29, 2021
Malawi 3D printed school
Malawi 3D printed school

The world’s first 3D printed school has completed construction in Malawi, Africa. The project used a BOD2 printer from COBOD.

The 600-sf school’s walls were 3D printed in just 18 hours. The school will help attract more students and provide facilities for a country with a shortage of 36,000 classrooms. This shortage would take an estimated 70 years to build using conventional methods and speed.

 

Malawai School interior

 

COBOD’s BOD2 printer has also been used to create the first 3D printed buildings in Europe and the first 3D printed concrete wind turbine tower made for GE.

14Trees, a joint venture between LafargeHolcim and CDC Group that aims to accelerate the production and commercialization of affordable housing technologies, developed and built the project. Students first moved into the school on June 21.

 

Malawai School exterior

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