The world’s first 3D-printed office building has recently been inaugurated in Dubai, using smart technology from Siemens to integrate the building management systems, access control and surveillance into a central building management platform. The 250-square-meter ‘Office of the Future’ was constructed using a 3D printer measuring 20 feet high, 120 feet long and 40 feet wide, and built on the site of Emirates Towers in Dubai.
Integrating key components of the ‘Office of the Future’ is a unique Building Management Platform from Siemens, Desigo CC, enabling the control and optimization of the building’s technical infrastructure, surveillance, air conditioning, access control and safety technology from a single location. The ‘Office of the Future’ concept also uses a Siemens video surveillance system with high-definition cameras and web-enabled access via apps and web clients, and an access control system based on biometrics and smart cards.
Siemens has also supplied smart fire protection with technology for detection, alarm signaling and control, using multi-criteria detectors which can adapt to changing environments, analyze signals for false alarms and protect against hazards such as the presence of carbon monoxide. The Desigo CC Building Management Platform is also able to accommodate a wider range of building systems including heating, ventilation and air conditioning, power, lighting and shading, and components can be added when requirements change.