Dubai government has embarked on an ambitious plan to build ‘The Museum of the Future’ using 3D printing construction techniques, said a report. The oval ring-shaped facility will be built at an estimated cost of $136 million in the Emirates Towers area near Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, UAE.
To be ready by 2017, ‘The Museum of the Future’ will showcase innovation and solutions to challenges facing cities of the coming decades, said a report. 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.
It has been designed by architect Shaun Killa, who recently left his role as design director of Atkins Dubai to set up his own practice, Killa Partnership. Describing the building’s design to Al Arabiya News, Killa said: “The solid element of the building symbolises what we know today representing what we know to be the future, and the void represents what we don’t know. So we constantly are looking towards the future and discovering new possibilities.” … (read more)