Minarets and Makers: Inside the World’s First 3D-Printed Mosque In Jeddah

By Rawan Mohammed

In the vibrant city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, something extraordinary has emerged: a mosque unlike any other — it’s the first 3D-printed mosque!

Needless to say, it’s a groundbreaking project. But why? Let’s have a look together.

How Was the Mosque Built?

Located in the Al-Jawhara suburb of Jeddah, the mosque’s construction process was nothing short of remarkable. It showcased cutting-edge 3D printing technology from a Chinese manufacturer called Guanli and was led by Wajnat Abdulwahed in honor of her late husband, the equestrian Abdulaziz Abdullah Sharbatly.

This architectural wonder also covers a vast area of 5,600 square meters. But you know what’s more exciting? That the entire mosque was built in just six months!

Why Is It a Big Deal?

Saudi Arabia has made history by creating the world’s first 3D-printed mosque. Imagine that!

Interestingly, this achievement even outpaced the United Arab Emirates, which had plans for a similar mosque in Dubai last year.

Beyond the present, the 3D mosque hints at exciting possibilities for future architecture and design.

Part of the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision 

On the same note as other jaw-dropping projects, like the Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Stadium and the Jeddah Tower (which will be the tallest skyscraper in the world), this 3D mosque is in line with the country’s 2030 Vision, aiming to redefine global identity.

So it’s not just a building; it’s a testament to human creativity, technological progress, and the beautiful blend of old and new. 

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