Dubai is nearing completion of their Museum of the Future, intended to draw eyeballs during their World Expo hosting in 2020. The $136 million museum, as Sheikh Mohammed describes, will feature “innovation labs and permanent exhibit for future inventions” as well as offer “advanced courses and specialized workshops” so it may become “a destination for the best and brightest inventors and entrepreneurs.”
Due to open in 2019, the museum’s construction is moving fast and the first 200 of the 1,020 cladding panels have been installed. This unique project combines lightweight carbon and glass fibre prepregs, whose fire performance has been approved by the Dubai Civil Defence (DCD), with a stainless-steel outer cladding to produce the stunning outer skin of the torus shaped building.
Each panel is unique in shape as the Arabic calligraphy covering the façade is moulded into each individual panel, with the black letters also acting as glass windows in the façade.
The 78-metre-high building is not only a visual and artistic beacon, but also sets new innovative benchmarks. As a 17,000m2 torus-shaped building clad in stainless steel, achieving LEED Platinum status, and designed holistically through BIM at every design stage, the building represents the future through innovative design principles, implementation and construction. The design is a low carbon civic building achieved through the use of many design innovations which include parametric design, passive solar architecture, low-energy and low-water engineering solutions, recovery strategies for both energy and water, and building integrated renewables. Also be sure to check the most beautiful towers in thw world and the tallest buildings in the world.