“The Museum of the Future will be an incubator for ideas, a driver for innovation, and a destination for inventors and entrepreneurs from around the world.
The future belongs to those who can imagine it, design it, and execute it. While others try to predict the future, we create it.”
“Museum of the Future will be an integrated environment empowering creative minds to test, fund and market ideas for futuristic prototypes & services”
Here, some of the statements made by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai during the early opening of the Museum of the Future in February.
Public, however, will have to wait until 2018 for the permanent site.
The location is not to take for granted: Emirates Towers facing the terrific Sheikh Zayed Road.
The total cost is of AED500 million.
Museum of the Future: what to expect
The Museum of the Future explores the future of the robotics and artificial intelligence sector since it directly affects the social and economic components of societies, in addition to influencing the healthcare, education and other sectors.
The Museum of the Future is going to be the center of futuristic ideas, innovation, and it will be the one-stop destination for inventors from all over the world.
To make this museum even more futuristic, part of the museum will be built using 3D printing technologies.
Museum of the Future: a life-sized printing
A life-sized office presented a completely different design challenge than the models the firm’s architects had been making on desktop-sized 3D printers.
Strict size limitations gave the architects strict parameters.
The prototype office had to be printed in controlled conditions at WinSun’s Shanghai factory, using a machine 20 feet tall, 140 feet long, and 40 feet wide, then shipped by container and assembled at the site in Dubai.
Well, despite all the obstacles Richard Hammond and his team brought the future in the present.
17 days of “printing” at a cost of $140,000 and the first 3D printed office is operative in Dubai as a temporary office for 12-20 of the Dubai Future foundation staff members.