3D printing accelerating construction
At the end of 2021 we launched Africa’s largest 3D printed housing project in Kilifi, Kenya, developed by 14Trees, our joint venture with CDC Group. Building on our experience supporting the world-first 3D-printed school in Malawi, the 52-unit Mvule Gardens housing complex will be built early 2022.
The project demonstrates how rapidly 3D printing can accelerate construction. This is especially urgent in countries like Kenya, which faces an estimated shortage of two million houses. The project’s advanced sustainability profile won an IFC-EDGE Advanced sustainable design certification, which recognizes resource-efficient and zero-carbon buildings.