Now the whole world is eagerly awaiting the opening of the Museum of the Future. It will be open to the public on February 22. The news was announced by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai. He said the grand opening of the Downtown Dubai venue will be part of an “exceptional year” for the Emirates. The attraction has long been lauded as an architectural marvel and has already won global acclaim.
Museum of the Future has been hailed a major global attraction before it has even opened its doors to the public. The building was designed by Shaun Killa. The striking venue has already won the Tikla International Building Award as a unique architectural model. Design and engineering software company Autodesk described the museum as one of the most innovative buildings in the world. Also it was named one of the 14 most beautiful museums on the planet in a list compiled by National Geographic magazine.
The spectacular 77 m. tall landmark in Dubai was praised for its dazzling design and cutting-edge technological innovation. The vast space will be home to a research centre with labs, as well as space for museum-goers to experience new technologies.
The futuristic museum is primed to be an incubator of ingenuity, attracting the brightest inventors and entrepreneurs and opening a window to the future for the general public. It will showcase advanced technologies which will shape society for decades to come, including virtual and augmented reality, big data analysis, artificial intelligence and human-machine interaction.
The stainless steel facade is illuminated by 14,000m of Arabic calligraphy designed by the Emirati artist Mattar bin Lahej. The facade consists of 1,024 plates manufactured entirely by robots in a first of its kind venture in the Middle East. Each plate consists of four layers, with each layer created through a 16-step process.
Museum will be powered by 4,000 megawatts of solar energy produced by a station connected to the building. A park surrounding the museum contains 80 species of plants and is equipped with a state of the art intelligent and automatic irrigation system.
“The museum presents the UAE’s and the world’s gateway to the future with its design and latest technologies,” said Mr Al Gergawi, the Minister of Cabinet Affairs of the United Arab Emirates and the Chairman of the Executive Office of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in the Government of Dubai.
For more information, please visit the official webpage of the museum.