After much anticipation, a new one-of-a-kind museum in Dubai has finally opened its doors to the wider public – The Museum of the Future (22nd February 2022)
Design and innovation underpins this museum as its name suggests, the venue allows visitors to experience new dimensions of the future, where innovation, creativity, and functionality meet – enter the era of metaverses, augmented realities, AI and more immersive technology.
At the Museum of the Future, there are an abundance of things to do. The Journey to the Future exhibition allows visitors to virtually travel to a space station, 600km above Earth, while there is also a chance to experience the Amazon rainforest digitally to see hundreds of species. Another floor is dedicated to children – the Future Heroes exhibit where children are encouraged to work together to achieve a shared goal. Soon, there is hope that it will be the ultimate destination for more creatives, researchers, designers, and inventors. Scientists and entrepreneurs are also encouraged to get inspired.
Themed around the year 2071, the egg-shaped seven-storey building is made up of 1,024 stainless steel pieces made using automated robot arms. It was designed by Killa Design, a local studio dedicated to creating environmentally sustainable buildings. Also included in the design are quotes on the building’s exterior in Arabic calligraphy, one which states ‘the future belongs to those who can imagine it, design it, and execute it’, in the words of Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum.
The 4,000 megawatts solar powered museum aims to bring optimism and hope in this pandemic world by offering opportunities to experience the future of many areas in our life including living, space travel, ecology and climate change.