The eye-catching structure was revealed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and came with an accompanying video.Incredible plans have been unveiled for a ‘Museum Of The Future’ in Dubai that will set tongues wagging the world over.
Set to open in 2017 in front of Emirates Towers, the circular structure is unlike any other building in the region, or indeed the world.
In a series of Tweets about the new project, His Highness wrote: “Today we have launched Museum of the Future, featuring innovation labs and a permanent exhibit for future inventions. Museum of the Future is integrated environment empowering creative minds to test, fund and market ideas for futuristic prototypes and services. It is a first step of many to come, marking the beginning of great achievements.”
The museum’s motto, ‘See the future, create the future,’ is certainly evident in the design. The large silver structure is in the shape of an eye, hollowed out in the middle. The video shows a series of glass walkways, exposed elevators and balconies, and several stunning exhibits in communal areas. It will be a hub of innovation all working towards making Dubai a city of the future.
We’re also told the complex ‘is designed to reflect a new approach to government innovation, using design, technology prototyping and foresight to create real examples of change’.