In a city renowned for its spectacular architecture, the Dubai Museum of the Future is our favourite. Located on Sheikh Zayed Road, it’s an incredible example of creativity, innovation and imagination. Or to wrangle the cliche a little, it’s a great expression of thinking outside of the oval.
Created for the Dubai Future Foundation, the Museum of the Future contains exhibitions on innovative design and its dynamic form represents the Dubai government’s view of the future. You’ll find it alongside Dubai’s elevated train line, not far from Dubai’s arguably most famous building, the Burj Khalifa.
The torus-shaped Museum building forms a ring around a void representing unknown knowledge. The torus shape is also designed to communicate the perpetual energy of the city.
The exterior is covered with windows that form a poem by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, about his vision for the city’s future, written in Arabic calligraphy.
One of the reasons we love working in the UAE is because its leadership and people celebrate imagination, innovation, and thinking big. As its architecture suggests, the UAE is a bold country with a bold vision of its future and its place in the world. Perhaps we could learn something from our partners in this proud Gulf nation.