Announced last week by Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the eagerly awaited Museum of the Future is set to open to the public on 22 February 2022.
Deemed “the most beautiful building on earth,” the unique structure is home to seven floors of immersive exhibition space, taking visitors on a journey to the future through space, time, and knowledge.
The museum’s expert-curated content explores all-things-the-future, covering topics such as space travel, pioneering technologies, wellness, spirituality, bioengineering, and much more.
Before now, no specific information or images of what to expect from inside the building have been released. However yesterday, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai shared an exclusive first look at the contents of the museum on his Instagram page.
Sheikh Hamdan posted the video alongside the caption: ‘The most beautiful building on earth … a sneak peek.’
The video opens with a panoramic view of the museum’s unique exterior, which stands at 77 meters tall and covers an area of 30,000 square meters.
Designed by Shaun Killa of Killa Design, the museum’s torus-shaped façade consists of more than 1,000 pieces, manufactured entirely by AI-led robots.
The building’s distinct, silver exterior is covered fully by calligraphic writing created by Emirati artist Mattar Bin Lahej which forms a poem written by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid consisting of three quotes:
‘The future belongs to those who can imagine it, design it, and execute it;’
‘We may not live for hundreds of years, but the products of our creativity can leave a legacy long after we are gone;’
and ‘The future does not wait. The future can be designed and built today.’
The video showcases clips of a young girl and her family moving through the museum’s different exhibition spaces and displays. Though immersive technology and digital displays, we catch a glimpse of rain forests, space scenes, immersive art installations, and finally a clip of the future of Dubai.
The following phrase plays out throughout the video: ‘There are things in this world that you won’t find in any encyclopedia … simply because they don’t exist … yet.’
With all this on offer, we’re counting down the days until we too can take a look around!