$136M Dubai Museum of the Future will be a new Futuristic Landmark.
Dubai Museum of the Future to be Built in Dubai City Using 3D Printing Construction Techniques will be Ready by 2017.
Dubai: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, unveiled an incredible plan to construct a $136 million museum, innovation lab, and invention hub.
The Museum will open in 2017 in the Emirates Towers area near Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai.
”The Museum of the Future will be an incubator for ideas and real designs, a driver for innovation and a global destination for inventors and entrepreneurs,” said Shaikh Mohammad at the launch.
We all know Dubai as one of the fastest developing cities on the planet. It’s also one of the most technologically advanced, and features structures built with some of the most futuristic construction techniques. With the world’s tallest building located here, and dozens of incredible new construction projects underway as we speak, Dubai has thrust the United Arab Emirates into the global spotlight, and has become a worldwide tourist destination.
The museum will be futuristic in every sense of the word, from its content to its ‘innovation labs,’ which focus on education, health, smart cities, energy, and transportation, to the very construction of the building which houses it all.
In fact, the government plans to use advanced 3D printing construction techniques to help build the curved, oblong, oval-shaped structure.
The exact techniques which will be utilized have yet to be revealed, but 3D printing will play a rather crucial role. After all, where else would you expect to find the world’s first $100 million+ building which takes advantage of 3D printing, than in Dubai?
“The world is entering a new era of accelerated knowledge and great technological revolutions. We aim to lead in that era, not to follow and lag behind. The ‘Museum of the Future’ is the first step of many to come, marking the beginning of great achievements,” stated Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid.
If all goes as planned the building will open to the public sometime in 2017, with a game plan to change out all the content of the museum every 6 months, ensuring that they are always looking 10 years into the future.