March 03rd, 2022 – By Promostyl
KILLA DESIGNS’ MUSEUM OF THE FUTURE IN DUBAI
“An architectural and engineering marvel”, as described by the museum’s site, has opened its doors in Dubai. With a poetic facade curtsy of His Highness Sheik Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum himself (all rendered in the calligraphy of Emirati artist Mattar bin Mahej), The Museum of the Future stands alongside the city’s elevated train line and right next to the Burj Khalifa skyscraper a.k.a the world’s tallest building.
Its shape embodies the forward thinking exhibits it is meant to be housing perfectly with its elongated ring shape and contains a 1,000-capacity multi-use hall, a 345-seat lecture theatre as well as numerous laboratory spaces. In addition to that, five floors of gallery space contain exhibits dedicated to space exploration, a digital recreation of the Amazon rainforest and prototypes of future products.
The 77-metre-high building is supported by a steel structure, developed with engineering studio Buro Happold, which was "digitally grown" using parametric tools a structure meaning that the building has no internal columns.
The three sentences written on the building say: "We may not live for hundreds of years, but the products of our creativity can leave a legacy long after we are gone"; "The future belongs to those who can imagine it, design it, and execute it. It isn't something you await, but rather create"; and "Innovation is not an intellectual luxury. It is the secret behind the evolution and rejuvenation of nations and peoples".