14Trees Announces the Construction of 10 Kenyan 3D Printed Houses in 10 weeks

Built Environment

With an increasing population worldwide, how do we cope with the housing crisis? 3DPrinting could be one of the solutions to it!

Less than 2 years ago, 14Trees, a joint venture between Holcim, a major player in sustainable construction, and British International Investment, announced Mvule Gardens — the project to build 52 3D-printed homes in Kenya.

3D printing walls of 10 houses in Kilifi concluded Phase 1 of the project. It took about 10 weeks to manufacture the housing structure using one printer. Each home, ranging between 56 m² to 70 m², has 2 or 3 bedrooms.

The Mvule Gardens project was also awarded the EDGE Advanced sustainable #design certification by IFC, recognising resource-efficient buildings with zero carbon potential. It is the first 3D-printed housing program to achieve this certification.

“”With 3D printing, you can solve two problems at once. You can build faster and with better cost efficiency, which will help make affordable housing a reality for the majority. In addition, you can build with less materials, which preserves the planet’s resources for future generations.”” — François Perrot, 14 Trees CEO.

Read more about the project here: http://bit.ly/3kpEA2B