The announcement was made by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai. He said that the grand opening of this Downtown Dubai‘s notable landmark will be part of an “exceptional year” for the Emirates.
The attraction has been named an architectural marvel. Covering 30,000 square metres, the museum has seven storeys and is 77m tall. The exterior of the stainless steel facade is inspired by the Arabic script designed by the Emirati artist Mattar bin Lahej. Dubai‘s Museum of the Future is to be powered by 4,000 megawatts of solar energy, which is produced by a station connected to the building. The museum also has a surrounding park containing 80 species of plants. It is equipped with the art intelligent and automatic irrigation system.
Two bridges are to link to the museum. The first bridge of 69m in length extends to Jumeirah Emirates Towers. The second one of 212m links it to the Emirates Towers metro station. The facade of 1,024 plates was manufactured entirely by robots. Each plate consists of four layers, with each layer created through a 16-step process.
The premises is to include a research centre of labs and classrooms, and space for museum visitors to experience advanced technologies. The futuristic museum is going to be home to ingenuity, attracting inventors and entrepreneurs opening a window to the future. It will showcase such technologies as virtual and augmented reality, big data analysis, artificial intelligence and human-machine interaction, which have been shaping society for decades.
The Museum of the Future is considered as one of the 14 most beautiful museums on the planet in a list compiled by National Geographic magazine, July. The spectacular landmark has won global acclaim and been praised for its dazzling design and cutting-edge technological innovation.