The vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, unveiled his vision on Twitter for Dubai's next architectural ambition: the Museum of the Future. As the name suggests, the building will be bold and imaginative, pushing the boundaries of architecture and design.
The $136-million attraction, scheduled to open in 2017, will be a high-tech showpiece of technological advancements. The UAE leader said the museum will be “a destination for the best and brightest inventors and entrepreneurs.” The football-shaped structure with a hole in the steel will center on a holographic billboard and feature exhibits on different areas of innovation from education to healthcare. Large components of the building will even be 3D printed for the cause.
The motto for the building is “See the future, create the future.” It strives to unite inventors, designers, and researchers for collaboration on technologies, including automobiles, robotics, genetics, and more.
The Museum of the Future is the latest in a burst of superlative projects from the UAE capital, which range from plans to erect the world’s tallest twin towers to designs for an Aladdin-inspired city in the oldest section of Dubai to the world’s largest shopping mall slated to debut at Expo 2020. The museum will stand adjacent to the Emirates Towers on Sheikh Zayed Road. The architect has not yet been announced.
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