His Excellency Mohammed Al Gergawi, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Managing Director of the Dubai Future Foundation, confirmed that the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, “may God protect him”, made Dubai an icon of creativity, harnessing its capabilities to build a global engineering masterpiece. It was represented in the Dubai Museum of the Future, which, although not completed yet, was chosen among the most beautiful museums and buildings in the world.
National Geographic has chosen the Dubai Museum of the Future among the 14 most beautiful museums in the world, which reflects the UAE’s leadership in innovation, creativity, design and manufacture of unique engineering and architectural achievements.
His Excellency Al Gergawi said: “The Dubai Future Museum is an engineering icon that represents Dubai and the UAE’s window to the world towards the future. It is one of the components of Dubai’s creative environment that aims to enhance its position as a global center for technology development and support its initiatives and strategic plans to attract creative minds, talents, technology makers and modern technology. The future with its design and the experiences and ideas it will include for all experts, innovators and creators from all over the world, and will provide its visitors with experiences with the tools it contains to learn about technology to design the future, its manufacture and the form of life in it.”
The Dubai Museum of the Future represents a prominent landmark that will be added during its inauguration to the distinguished urban landmarks of the Emirate of Dubai. The Dubai Future Museum is an engineering miracle on an area of 30,000 square meters and 77 meters high. It consists of seven floors and is characterized by the absence of columns inside, which makes its engineering design a milestone in the field of urban engineering. The museum is also connected by two bridges, the first extending to Jumeirah Emirates Towers with a length of 69 meters, and the second linking it to the Emirates Towers metro station with a length of 212 meters. The museum is fed with 4,000 megawatts of electricity that was produced through solar energy, through a special station connected to the museum that was built in cooperation with the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, which will make the museum, upon completion, the first museum in the Middle East to receive the platinum accreditation for leadership in the design of energy systems and environmental protection LEED, the world’s highest rating for green buildings. The garden surrounding the Museum of the Future houses 80 species and species of plants, equipped with a smart and automated irrigation system at the latest level, while the facade of the museum consists of 1024 pieces of art entirely manufactured by robots and executed in a unique way, where the facade panels were produced using automated robotic arms in the past. It is the first in the region.
The total facade area is 17600 square meters
Each panel consists of 4 layers, and there are 16 process steps in order to produce one panel. Each panel is installed and installed separately, as the installation period for the external facade lasted more than 18 months.
The total facade area is 17,600 square metres. The facade of the Museum of the Future, extending over an area of 17,000 square meters and lit by 14,000 meters of lighting lines, is adorned with inspirational quotes by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in Arabic calligraphy. The Arabic calligraphy was designed by Emirati artist Matar bin Lahij.
Among the sayings of His Highness engraved on the outer wall of the museum: “You will not live for hundreds of years, but you can create something that lasts hundreds of years” and “The future will be for those who can imagine, design and implement it.. The future is not waiting.. The future can be designed and built today.”
The Museum of the Future is an unparalleled urban icon around the world, and it won the Tekla International Building Award as a unique urban model, as there is no building in the world that was built based on similar techniques and relied on special techniques that distinguished it from other buildings.
Autodesk design software stated that the Museum of the Future is one of the most innovative buildings in the world. The building was designed by architect Sean Killa to offer visitors a first-of-its-kind interactive experience.
The museum includes 7 floors that employ the latest virtual and augmented reality technologies, big data analysis, artificial intelligence and human machine interaction, to provide visitors with immersive experiences that answer many pressing questions related to the future of humans, cities, human societies and life on Earth, all the way to outer space.
The museum is divided into 3 main parts, the first section focuses on the robotics and artificial intelligence sector and their impact on improving human mental abilities. Decisions, including how much to trust AI to manage money.