The world’s first 3D-printed school will soon rise on the African island nation of Madagascar. With a speedy construction timeline and a process that can be easily replicated, the school could become a new model for providing much-needed educational spaces in underresourced communities.
The project was designed by Studio Mortazavi, an architecture firm based in San Francisco and Lisbon, in collaboration with Thinking Huts, a nonprofit aiming to increase global access to education through 3D printing, reports Fast Company.
Moreover, according to Fast Company, architect Amir Mortazavi, outlining the benefits of 3D-printing when there is a shortage of local labor, said: “We can build these schools in less than a week, including the foundation and all the electrical and plumbing work that’s involved. Something like this would typically take months, if not even longer.”
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