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Museum of the Future’s final piece of façade installed in Dubai

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The Museum of the Future, housed in an award-winning stainless steel structure, is nearing completion as the final piece of the façade has now been installed in Dubai.

The upcoming attraction covers 30,000 square metres, and its façade has a futuristic steel aesthetic with illuminated calligraphy in Arabic.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was present at the ceremony marking the attachment of the final piece to the façade of the Museum of the Future.

“A universal architectural icon, the Museum of the Future combines between our authentic Arab culture and far-reaching ambitions,” he said (via Zawya). “It is a global engineering icon, but speaks the Arabic language.”

Museum of the Future covers 30,000 square metres

“The Museum of the Future represents a global architectural and engineering icon that will be harnessed to build human miracles capable of using the museum to shape a better future,” he added.

The Museum of the Future will have seven floors of exhibition space, and its interior will have no pillars, making it a milestone in urban engineering.

It will also be powered by 4,000 megawatts of solar electricity, and will showcase innovative and futuristic concepts, services, and products for the future of cities.

Dubai museum will have 7 floors of exhibition space

Sheikh Mohammed also tweeted about the occasion, writing: “I reviewed the installation of the final piece of the Museum of the Future, one of the most iconic landmarks in the world.

“Covering an area of 30,000sqm, the seven-storey column-less marvel stands at 77m high, with 1,024 Arabic calligraphy panels on the façade manufactured by robots.”

“The museum will explore the future trends and opportunities in science, technology and innovation,” he shared on Twitter.

‘One of the most iconic landmarks in the world’

“By making Dubai a testbed for emerging technologies, our aim is not merely to build another architectural marvel, but to build the foundation of tomorrow.”

Meanwhile, Expo 2020 Dubai is kicking off the first in a series of pre-opening events with Space Week, based around its thematic programming and aligning with World Space Week.

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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