Can you print a school? Yes, if you really want to.
It’s the first of its kind in the world, but Maggie Grout from Thinking Huts is super optimistic about a school she’s building with the help of a 3D printer.
Grout created her NGO to serve underprivileged communities and building schools out of 3D printer material is one of her main goals.
While cars and other items have been made by using 3D printed elements, the school in Madagascar will be the first of its kind.
Architectural Digest reports that Grout partnered with San Francisco-based architectural design agency Studio Mortazavi to create the world’s first 3D printed school set on four acres of land off the coast of Africa, on the island of Madagascar.
The first 3D printed school will be built on the campus of the Ecole de Management et d’Innovation Technologique university in Fianarantsoa.
The campus will cater for the needs of children from preschool through to high school and will consist of several buildings for science, libraries, physical education, music and art classrooms, and computer labs.
The plan is to cater for the housing needs of the teachers as well with the idea of eventually being in the position to offer housing for students as well.
Local kids will be able to attend a school in their village and have the opportunity to gain access to education and a future.
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