The future of education will be in a 3D printed school. An American philanthropist, Maggie and founder of a non-profit organization, Thinking Huts, Maggie Grout has envisioned a life size 3D printed school. The first of its kind will come up in Madagascar on the campus of a university in Fianarantsoa.
Grout has collaborated with Studio Mortazavi, a San Francisco based architectural design agency.
The school will be built with an architectural scale printer will shape out the construction material, building the walls layer by layer from ground up. The finished school will be a hybrid of 3D printed walls and materials locally sourced for roof, doors and windows, claims Thinking Hut on its website.
The new school will take a week to be built rather than the relative long duration of at least a few months. It will also be built with lesser environemental cost as compared to a traditional concrete-based construction.