Recently inaugurated, the Museum of the Future in Dubai is an architectural and engineering marvel, one of the most complex projects ever conceived, created with innovative tools and technology. It is the world’s leanest building, with no edges on its external structure. Despite its height of 77 metres, the Museum doesn’t expand vertically to dominate the skyline, but, rather, assumes the symbolic shape of a circle, representing humanity itself. A work imposing in meaning as well as stature. It is not a museum in the classic sense but a portal to tomorrow, a place to see, touch and shape the future. Conceived by the Dubai Future Foundation, created in 2016 by His Highness, Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, it was designed and built by visionary designers, artists and directors, destined to combine exhibitions, immersive theatre and theme attractions under one roof. Each floor is like a film set of the future to be explored, to be inhabited and interacted with. Imbued with a positive vision but aware of the problems of the present, the Museum represents a scientific platform in which the most brilliant minds in science, technology, research and innovation can come together to find solutions for the world of tomorrow.
At the Louvre di Abu Dhabi, an inlaid table designed by Giorgio Vasari.