Dubai’s Museum of the Future

The Museum of the Future is a venue for displaying innovative and future concepts, products, and services. It has three fundamental foundations: a green hill, a skyscraper, and a vacuum, and it is located in Dubai’s Financial District in the United Arab Emirates.

This Museum promotes technical innovation and development, particularly in robots, Strong AI, and Weak AI. On February 22, 2022, the government of the United Arab Emirates opened the Museum.

Designers and Architects

Architects from Killa Design and Buro Happold carried out the design and engineering of the Museum of the Future. The stainless steel frontage of the Museum of the Future has a total surface area of 17,600 square meters and is made up of 1,024 parts that were created using a sophisticated robot-assisted technique. It stands 77 meters (225 feet) tall and covers 30,548 square meters.

Background

The plans to build the Museum of the Future, presented during the Government Summit in February 2015, were made public by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai and vice president of the UAE, on March 4, 2015.

On February 7, 2016, Mohammed bin Rashid opened the Museum of the Future as a component of the 2016 World Government Summit. The Dubai Future Foundation was honored by Mohammed bin Rashid on April 24, 2016. Under the new company, the Museum of the Future was integrated into the Dubai Future Foundation. During the World Government Summit, the Museum of the Future temporarily debuted in Madinat Jumeirah on February 10, 2017, and February 9, 2018.

The Museum opened on February 22, 2022, at 7 p.m. Dubai time. Along with Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai, and Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum received the honor of leading the opening ceremony and the chance to open the Museum officially.

Objective and Concept

The Museum of the Future claims that, in addition to holding innovations and acting as a hub that brings together scholars, designers, inventors, and financiers, it also aims to promote solutions to the problems that will face future cities.

The Museum will include innovation hubs for several sectors, including energy, transportation, smart cities, health, and education. Additionally, it will support and evaluate creative inventions in association with academic institutions and research facilities.

Structure Design

The structure hopes to receive a LEED Platinum certification for its sustainability rating. The outside of the skyscraper is made up of windows that display Arabic poetry written by Dubai’s ruler about the emirate’s future.

The development of civilization, the renewal of life, and the growth of humanity all depend on innovation. Emirati illustrator Matar Bin Lahej produced the Arabic calligraphy carved onto the Dubai Museum of the Future.

The 1,024 fire-retardant composite panels that make up this torus-shaped shell, perched above the structure and covered in stainless steel, each have a distinctive 3D shape corresponding to an Arabic letter.

Innovative parametric design and Building Information Modeling (BIM) approaches were developed by Killa Design and Buro Happold, including a growth algorithm that uses digital methods to increase the inside steel structure. The Museum is alienated into seven floors, each housing a different exhibition. The development of extraterrestrial resources, ecosystems, bioengineering and wellness are each covered on three levels. The bottom floor is devoted to children. Dane Engineering Works was one of the project’s steel structural contractors.

The Museum is a noteworthy low-carbon building with passive solar design, low-energy and low-water technological solutions, and integrated renewable options. An ecologically friendly construction uses agricultural or horticultural design. It takes its recommendations for action on climate change seriously.

The Grassy Green Scenery

Climbing steep terraced hills with skinny windows and passageways cut into the wall is required to reach the main structure. One species, Sea Purslane, was chosen for this project to cover the steepest parts of the bank in greenery completely. Living green infrastructure, low-impact development, and related sustainable energy are protected from the green roof down through green walls, the building, and across sustainable landscapes. Buildings should be as green as possible from the inside out by using green roofs.

Final Thoughts

The ancient Chinese proverb “The ancestors plant the trees, and the generations enjoy the shade” flashes in lavender-green neon as the Museum of Future, one of Dubai’s newest galleries prepares to debut its futuristic exhibits.

One of the Sheikh’s quotes reads, “The future accord to those who can conceive it, create it, and implement it.” If the Museum continues to investigate and respond to this concept via various lenses and methodologies in its upcoming exhibitions, it may assist in constructing the badly needed future.

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