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Making homes and schools accessible for the poorest countries
This solution aims to accelerate the provision of schools in one of the poorest countries in the world, Malawi. More than 36,000 classrooms are needed and thanks to 3D printing, all those buildings could be completed within 10 years. Through 14Trees, Holcim and CDC provide a solution to NGOs and international organizations which are currently delivering schools in that country. The solution is a printing service sold to organizations. Building design and construction execution is handled by the solution provider. This includes the manufacturing of Holcim 3D ink, and the operation of the printer, using only local staff. Pioneering in introducing 3D printing in Africa for the construction of schools and houses, 14Trees is now working on rolling out the solution in Kenya and Zimbabwe.
The cost of construction is reduced by 20% & co2 emissions by up to 70% compared to kiln fired bricks
This technology can also reduce the building’s environmental footprint by more than 50%.
Insulation based on mineral foam for better energy conservation
A new generation of buildings designed to create financial, human and societal value
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