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Saudi Woman Constructed World’s First 3D Printed Mosque

Utkarsh Classes 13-03-2024
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A businesswoman named Wajnat Abdulwaheed paid homage to her late husband by completing the construction of the world's first-ever 3D-printed mosque in Saudi Arabia's Al-Jawhara suburb of Jeddah. 

  • The Abdulaziz Abdullah Sharbatly Mosque was constructed using 3D printing technology commissioned from Chinese firm Guanli. The 60,000 square feet mosque was built in a very different manner compared to conventional construction, with a lot of focus on the building design. 
  • The National Housing Company, a state-owned unit providing solutions for the Saudi market's real estate, commercial and housing needs, also backed the project. 
  • The mosque's construction helped establish Saudi Arabia as a hub for a sustainable and tech-driven future, as 3D printing technology is more efficient and reduces wastage. 
  • This technology is also being used to replace conventional construction approaches, as shown in the US, where an entire neighborhood is now being built with 3D printing.

Benefits of 3D Printing in Construction

  • The use of 3D printing in construction offers numerous benefits, including faster project completion times. 
  • By utilizing resources with precision, 3D printers reduce waste and contribute to a more sustainable industry. 
  • Additionally, 3D printing technology can reduce health and safety hazards, minimizing the risk of injuries and fatalities. When building concrete structures, 3D printing provides a higher level of accuracy compared to traditional methods. 
  • This technology also offers architects and designers a higher level of design freedom, making intricate designs more cost-effective and less labor-intensive. 
  • Finally, 3D printing allows for tailored constructions with enhanced structural integrity, making customization easier and more efficient than ever before..

First 3D printed post office of India was opened in Bengaluru.

India’s First Mosque

  • Cheraman Juma Masjid, built in 629 AD by Malik Ibn Dinar, is the first mosque ever built in India. It is situated in Kodungallur, Thrissur district, and is a popular pilgrimage center. 

Famous mosque of India

  • Jama Masjid of Delhi is a magnificent example of Mughal architecture, showcasing the beauty of India's cultural past. Constructed in 1656 by Shah Jahan, the sixth Mughal Emperor, this massive mosque can accommodate more than 25,000 worshippers, making it one of the largest mosques in the country.
  • Mecca Masjid is a prominent landmark in Hyderabad and an excellent example of Islamic architecture. It holds significant cultural value and is situated in the city center. Commissioned by Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah and completed in 1694 by his grandson, it is one of the oldest and biggest mosques in India. The mosque got its name, "Mecca Masjid," because it was built using soil transported from Mecca.
  • Taj-ul-Masajid, commissioned by the famous queen Shah Jahan Begum in the 19th century, is an ultimate example of Islamic architecture and a peaceful spiritual haven located in Bhopal city. It stands as evidence of the city's rich cultural legacy.
  • Fatehpuri Masjid is a historical gem located in the heart of Old Delhi, evoking memories of Mughal opulence. Commissioned by Fatehpuri Begum, Emperor Shah Jahan's second wife, this mosque was completed in 1650.
  • Moti Masjid, also known as the Pearl Mosque, is a precious gem of the ancient city of Agra. Commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan, it is an excellent example of the exquisite architecture typical of the Mughal era. The mosque, constructed in 1654 as part of the Agra Fort complex, is a peaceful sanctuary made of white marble that contrasts sharply with the surrounding red sandstone buildings.
  • Nagina Masjid, located within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, is a hidden jewel that exemplifies the architectural skills of the Gujarat Sultanate. Constructed in the latter half of the 15th century, it stands as evidence of the artistic and cultural advancements of its time.
  • Adhai Din Ka Jhopra is an ancient mosque located in Ajmer, Rajasthan. It tells a fascinating tale of architectural evolution and cultural assimilation. The mosque was built in the early 13th century and is believed to have been first constructed as a Sanskrit college by Qutb-ud-din Aibak, the first Sultan of Delhi, before he later transformed it into a mosque.

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