14Trees to build largest 3D printed affordable housing project in Kenya

14Trees, a joint venture between building materials specialist LafargeHolcim and CDC Group, the UK’s publicly owned impact investor, is building Africa’s largest 3D printed affordable housing project in Kenya.

The 52 house community will be located in Kilifi town, north of Mombasa, and will be part of the Green Heart of Kenya regenerative ecosystem, supporting Kenya President Kenyatta’s “Big 4” agenda to increase affordable housing in the region.

“We are excited to be building one of the world’s largest 3D printed affordable housing projects in Kenya,” Jan Jenisch, CEO at Holcim. “With today’s rapid urbanization, over three billion people are expected to need affordable housing by 2030. This issue is most acute in Africa, with countries like Kenya already facing an estimated shortage of two million houses.

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