Museum of the Future's building completed in Dubai
Dubai Future Foundation confirmed progress on the project, which will open its doors in 2020
The structure of Dubai's much-awaited Museum of the Future building has been completed, according to Dubai Future Foundation (DFF). Set to open its doors in 2020, the museum "embodies one of the pillars of the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai", according to a top official at DFF.
Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, and vice chairman of the board of trustees and managing director of DFF, added: "The museum will provide visitors the opportunity to experience the future now. It will be the destination for scientists, experts, innovators, and creative minds, from all over the world, to design and shape the future."
In a statement posted on WAM, the UAE's state news agency, DFF said the museum will be an icon for the future of science, technology, and innovation in Dubai, adding that the building will be the "pioneer global destination for the launch of new technologies, innovations, and many creative ideas".
Museum of the Future is located near the high-profile Emirates Towers on Dubai's Sheikh Zayed Road, and is acknowledged as "an architectural masterpiece that will enhance Dubai's urban landscape and become a destination for tourists, visitors, and residents to learn about future technologies that will become a part of all aspects of life", the WAM news report continued.
The report added: "It will be one of the most advanced buildings in the world and will feature a unique design with Arabic calligraphy inscribed onto the exterior.
"The project is a new leap forward towards establishing Dubai as a hub for innovation, and will contribute to encouraging future thinking. In addition, the museum will support the development of long-term solutions to the challenges and requirements of the future at the local, regional, and international levels."
Bam International is working on Dubai's Museum of the Future, and according to a project listing on its website, the contracting giant has "provided a technically compliant submission" for the development, which underscores its work on complex structures using building information modeling and 3D modeling.
Killa Design worked on Museum of the Future's design, with the project to "be built, in part, using 3D printing technologies", according to Bam's website.