Dubai’s Museum of the Future named among the world's 14 most beautiful museums
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Dubai’s Museum of the Future named among the world’s 14 most beautiful museums

Dubai’s Museum of the Future named among the world’s 14 most beautiful museums

The building spans an area of 30,000 square metres, with the seven-storey pillarless structure rising 77 metres above the ground

Dubai Museum of the Future

Dubai’s Museum of the Future has been named as one of the world’s 14 most beautiful museums by National Geographic.

Designed by architect Shaun Killa, the building spans an area of 30,000 square metres, with the seven-storey pillarless structure rising 77 metres above the ground. The stainless-steel facade, which extends over 17,000-square metres, is illuminated by 14,000 metres of Arabic calligraphy designed by the Emirati artist Mattar bin Lahej.

The Arabic calligraphy includes quotes by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai. They include: “We may not live for hundreds of years, but the products of our creativity can leave a legacy long after we are gone,” and “The future belongs to those who can imagine it, design it, and execute it… The future does not wait… The future can be designed and built today.”

The museum is also linked by two bridges, the first extending to Jumeirah Emirates Towers, and the second linking it to the Emirates Towers metro station.

The facade consists of 1,024 plates manufactured entirely by robots. Each plate consists of four layers, and each layer has been created after following 16-step process. The installation period of the external facade lasted for more than 18 months, with each panel installed separately.

The Museum of the Future is also powered by 4,000 megawatts of solar energy produced by a station connected to the building. Upon completion, the museum will be the first of its kind in the Middle East to obtain a Platinum Certification for Leadership in Environmental Energy and Design, the highest rating for green buildings in the world. It has already won the Tikla International Building Award as a unique architectural model.

“The museum presents the UAE’s and the world’s gateway to the future with its design and latest technologies. The engineering icon positions Dubai as a testbed for emerging technologies and an exploration base for talents, inventors and creative professionals from all over the world to unravel the greatest challenges that will shape the future of humanity. Once complete, the museum will give visitors a glimpse of the future,” said Mohammad Al Gergawi, vice chairman of the Board of Trustees and managing director of the Dubai Future Foundation.

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