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World’s First 3D Printed Temple being built in India

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  • Apsuja Infratech and Simpliforge Creations collaborate to build this one-of-its-kind architectural innovation positioning India as a global pioneer in 3D printed architecture.
Simpliforge Creations is building world’s first 3D Printed Place of Worship in India
Simpliforge Creations is building world’s first 3D Printed Place of Worship in India/Source: Simpliforge Creations

Apsuja Infratech, a Hyderabad-based leading construction company, has collaborated with Simpliforge Creations, an innovative 3D construction printing company, to create the world’s first 3D printed temple, a remarkable feat in architectural innovation. The 3D printed temple will usher in an architectural revolution in the country.

The 3D printed temple, located in Charvitha Meadows in Burugupally, Siddipet, Telangana, is a testament to the harmonious integration of technology and nature with sustainability. Apsuja Infratech and Simpliforge Creations have established India as a global leader in 3D printed architecture with this ground-breaking achievement.

World’s First 3D Printed Temple in India

3D printed temple rendering
3D printed temple rendering/Source: Simpliforge Creations

The ground-breaking three-part structure marvel, a Hindu temple, sprawling over an impressive 3,800 square feet and standing tall at about 30 feet, is a one-of-a-kind innovation being built in India. The structure’s three sanctums, or Garbhas, represent a ‘Modak’ (a fig-shaped delicacy) dedicated to Lord Ganesha, a Shivalay, a square abode dedicated to Lord Shankar, and a Lotus-shaped home for Goddess Parvati. Simpliforge 3D printed the structure using their in-house developed system, as well as locally developed material and software. This is by far the largest 3D printed structure in the world as a place of worship.

This historic achievement not only demonstrates the enormous potential of 3D printed construction, but also the architectural freedom and capabilities of the Simpliforge team’s robotic arm system.

“Completely printed on-site, the temple’s striking dome-shaped structures including the Modak and the Lotus, presented formidable challenges that required the team to employ bespoke design techniques, meticulous analysis, and innovative construction methods, all the while following the principles of Temple architecture resulting in this awe-inspiring architectural marvel.”

– Mr. Hari Krishna Jeedipalli, MD, Apsuja Infratech. 

Mr. Hari added, “With the Shivalay and the Modak construction completed, phase II comprising of the Lotus and the tall spires (Gopurams) are already underway.”

Simpliforge Creations, a leading turnkey solutions provider in 3D printed construction, has hailed this project as proof of the industry’s potential. According to Dhruv Gandhi, CEO, Simpliforge Creations, “This proof of concept also sets the stage for future applications of Simpliforge’s robust systems in inaccessible areas like frontiers, high altitude areas, deserts and snowy regions with applications in challenging terrain, disaster hit areas and defence applications. The enclosed dome shaped structures eliminating the need for flat slab roofs paves the way for extra-terrestrial applications which is Simpliforge’s grander vision.” 

The world’s first 3D printed temple is awe-inspiring proof of the harmonious union of human creativity, technological prowess, and architectural finesse. Having previously delivered India’s first 3D printed bridge prototype at Charvitha Meadows, the 3D printed temple now adds a Global First to the project’s list of accomplishments.


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