05 Oct 2020
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council and Chairman of the Board of the Dubai Future Foundation, and His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler Dubai places the last piece in the facade of the Museum of the Future
In a related context to the event, His Highness affirmed that the “museum represents a global architectural and engineering icon”
His Highness added that the “Museum of the Future, along with the Emirates Towers and the Financial Center and World Trade Center, will be the most innovative and influential region, and that Dubai continues to build and that the UAE continues to achieve despite all challenges”.
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed also added
“We work according to the vision of Mohammed bin Rashid, always looking for excellence and leadership in various fields.”
Arabic Speaker Museum
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum also pointed out that the museum speaks Arabic by referring to the museum’s façade, which is distinguished by Arabic script, which confirms that our ambition for the future is based on the nobility of our history and the originality of our Arabism, which makes the museum a global engineering icon that speaks Arabic.
His Highness inspected the work developments and listened to a detailed explanation from the Dubai Future Foundation team about the most prominent design aspects, solutions and engineering methods that were employed to accomplish this milestone.
About the museum
Engineer Shaun Killa designed the museum on an area of 30 thousand square meters and a height of 77 meters to appear as if it floats deliberately, taking advantage of curves that were designed and calculated with great accuracy with the help of one of the science developed programs and design devices, as the museum consists of seven floors and is also distinguished by the absence of columns Inside it, which makes the engineering design a leap in the field of urban engineering.
The museum connects two bridges, one of which is 212 meters long, flowing to the Emirates Towers, and the other with a length of 69 meter and connected to Emirates Towers.
When completed, the museum will become a completely environmentally friendly building, as the building will be fed with 4,000 megawatts of electricity via a solar power plant connected to the museum.
As for the façade of the museum, it consists of 1024 pieces of art on an area of 17,000 square meters overlapping with 14,000 lines of lighting written with inspirational quotes by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid in Arabic calligraphy designed by Emirati artist Matar bin Lahej. The future does not wait. The future can be designed and constructive today. “