flexiblefullpage -
billboard - default
interstitial1 - interstitial
catfish1 - bottom
Currently Reading

A giant, silver loop in Dubai will house the Museum of the Future

Museums

A giant, silver loop in Dubai will house the Museum of the Future

A museum for robots and rockets and drones, oh my!


By BD+C Staff | March 5, 2015
A giant, silver loop in Dubai will house the Museum of the Future

The museum's exterior will be decorated with verses of the Sheikh's poetry, according to the Wall Street Journal. 

The Sheikh of Dubai announced that construction will soon start for the Museum of the Future, the Creators Project reports.

Though details of the project’s size have not yet been released, renderings circulating online show it will be shaped like a horizontal oblong with a hollow middle. The Verge compares it to a “lopsided torus,” or an “aerodynamic donut.” 

Compared to the renderings of people around the building, it seems like the museum will be massive. The Wall Street Journal reports that the edifice’s metallic exterior will be carved with lines of the sheikh’s poetry, shining brightly under the desert sun in Dubai’s financial district.

The museum’s contents will be equally as ethereal, as it will exhibit prototypes of technology, or as Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum put it during the official unveiling, “an incubator for ideas and real designs—a global destination for inventors and entrepreneurs.” 

“The future belongs to those who can imagine it, design it, and execute it,” the Sheikh said in a statement. “Here in the UAE we think differently. While others try to predict the future, we create it.”

The Verge reports that the budget is an estimated $136 million. As of now, the museum is slated for completion in 2017.

 

Related Stories

Giants 400 | Feb 8, 2024

Top 40 Museum Construction Firms for 2023

Turner Construction, Clark Group, Bancroft Construction, STO Building Group, and Alberici-Flintco top BD+C's ranking of the nation's largest museum and gallery general contractors and construction management (CM) firms for 2023, as reported in Building Design+Construction's 2023 Giants 400 Report.

Giants 400 | Feb 8, 2024

Top 40 Museum Engineering Firms for 2023

Arup, KPFF Consulting Engineers, Alfa Tech Consulting Engineers, Kohler Ronan, and Thornton Tomasetti top BD+C's ranking of the nation's largest museum and gallery engineering and engineering/architecture (EA) firms for 2023, as reported in Building Design+Construction's 2023 Giants 400 Report.

Giants 400 | Feb 8, 2024

Top 70 Museum Architecture Firms for 2023

SmithGroup, Gensler, Ayers Saint Gross, Quinn Evans, HGA, and Cooper Robertson head BD+C's ranking of the nation's largest museum and gallery architecture and architecture/engineering (AE) firms for 2023, as reported in Building Design+Construction's 2023 Giants 400 Report.  

Museums | Jan 30, 2024

Meier Partners' South Korean museum seeks to create a harmonious relationship between art and nature

For the design of the newly completed Sorol Art Museum in Gangneung, South Korea, Meier Partners drew from Korean Confucianism to achieve a simplicity of form, material, and composition and a harmonious relationship with nature. The museum is scheduled to open on February 14. It is the firm’s first completed project since restructuring as Meier Partners.

Sponsored | BD+C University Course | Jan 17, 2024

Waterproofing deep foundations for new construction

This continuing education course, by Walter P Moore's Amos Chan, P.E., BECxP, CxA+BE, covers design considerations for below-grade waterproofing for new construction, the types of below-grade systems available, and specific concerns associated with waterproofing deep foundations.

Museums | Jan 8, 2024

Achieving an ideal visitor experience with the ADROIT approach

Alan Reed, FAIA, LEED AP, shares his strategy for crafting logical, significant visitor experiences: The ADROIT approach.

Cultural Facilities | Nov 21, 2023

Arizona’s Water Education Center will teach visitors about water conservation and reuse strategies

Phoenix-based architecture firm Jones Studio will design the Water Education Center for Central Arizona Project (CAP)—a 336-mile aqueduct system that delivers Colorado River water to almost 6 million people, more than 80% of the state’s population. The Center will allow the public to explore CAP’s history, operations, and impact on Arizona.

Giants 400 | Nov 6, 2023

Top 65 Cultural Facility Construction Firms for 2023

Turner Construction, Clark Group, Whiting-Turner, Gilbane, and Holder Construction top BD+C's ranking of the nation's largest cultural facilities sector general contractors and construction management (CM) firms for 2023, as reported in the 2023 Giants 400 Report. Note: This ranking includes revenue from all cultural building sectors, including concert venues, art galleries, museums, performing arts centers, and public libraries. 

Giants 400 | Nov 6, 2023

Top 60 Cultural Facility Engineering Firms for 2023

KPFF, Arup, Thornton Tomasetti, Tetra Tech, and WSP head BD+C's ranking of the nation's largest cultural facilities sector engineering and engineering architecture (EA) firms for 2023, as reported in the 2023 Giants 400 Report. Note: This ranking includes revenue from all cultural building sectors, including concert venues, art galleries, museums, performing arts centers, and public libraries.  

Giants 400 | Nov 6, 2023

Top 110 Cultural Facility Architecture Firms for 2023

Populous, Gensler, HGA, DLR Group, and Quinn Evans top BD+C's ranking of the nation's largest cultural facilities sector architecture and architecture engineering (AE) firms for 2023, as reported in the 2023 Giants 400 Report. Note: This ranking includes revenue from all cultural building sectors, including concert venues, art galleries, museums, performing arts centers, and public libraries.  

boombox1 - default
boombox2 -
native1 -

More In Category

Giants 400

Top 40 Museum Construction Firms for 2023

Turner Construction, Clark Group, Bancroft Construction, STO Building Group, and Alberici-Flintco top BD+C's ranking of the nation's largest museum and gallery general contractors and construction management (CM) firms for 2023, as reported in Building Design+Construction's 2023 Giants 400 Report.


Giants 400

Top 40 Museum Engineering Firms for 2023

Arup, KPFF Consulting Engineers, Alfa Tech Consulting Engineers, Kohler Ronan, and Thornton Tomasetti top BD+C's ranking of the nation's largest museum and gallery engineering and engineering/architecture (EA) firms for 2023, as reported in Building Design+Construction's 2023 Giants 400 Report.


Giants 400

Top 70 Museum Architecture Firms for 2023

SmithGroup, Gensler, Ayers Saint Gross, Quinn Evans, HGA, and Cooper Robertson head BD+C's ranking of the nation's largest museum and gallery architecture and architecture/engineering (AE) firms for 2023, as reported in Building Design+Construction's 2023 Giants 400 Report.  


halfpage1 -

Most Popular Content

  1. 2021 Giants 400 Report
  2. Top 150 Architecture Firms for 2019
  3. 13 projects that represent the future of affordable housing
  4. Sagrada Familia completion date pushed back due to coronavirus
  5. Top 160 Architecture Firms 2021