The Museum of the Future is an exhibition space for innovative and futuristic ideologies, services, and products. Located in the Financial District of Dubai, UAE, the Museum of the Future has three main elements: green hill, building, and void.
The goal of this museum is to promote technological development and innovation, especially in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI).
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai and Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, announced on 4 March 2015 plans to establish the Museum of the Future after it was showcased in February 2015 during the Government Summit. On 22 February 2022, the Museum of the Future officially opened at 7 pm Dubai Time. The opening ceremony and the right to open the Museum were given to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
One of the world’s most complex structures, the Museum of the Future was designed by Killa Design architecture studio and engineered by Buro Happold. The building aims for a LEED Platinum rating in terms of its green rating.
The exterior façade of the building comprises windows that form an Arabic poem by Dubai’s ruler about the emirate’s future. The Arabic calligraphy engraved quotes on the Museum of the Future in Dubai are written by Emirati artist Matar Bin Lahej. This torus-shaped shell sits on top of the building and comprises 1,024 fire-retardant composite panels clad in stainless steel, each of which has a unique 3D shape to create the Arabic script. Killa Design and Buro Happold developed new parametric design and Building Information Modelling (BIM) tools, including a growth algorithm that employs digital means to grow the internal steel structure. Danem Engineering Works was one of the steel structure contractors for the project.
The museum has seven floors dedicated to different exhibitions. Three floors focus on outer space resource development, ecosystems and bioengineering, and health and wellbeing. The other floors showcase near-future technologies that address challenges in areas including health, water, food, transportation, and energy, while the last floor is dedicated to children.
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