The Museum of the Future has been launched in Dubai.
The 77-metre-high metallic museum is dedicated to the technology of the future and launched on 22 February with a spectacular light show.
The museum is themed around the year 2071. In the Journey to the Future exhibition, visitors can virtually travel to a space station, 600km above Earth, while a Digital Amazon gives visitors a chance to experience the rainforest. Another floor is dedicated to children, where groups are encouraged to work together to achieve a shared goal.
The outside of the building is made up of 1,024 stainless steel pieces made using automated robot arms.
Each of the panels then had to be installed separately, a process which took over a year and a half.
The outside of the building is covered with quotes in Arabic calligraphy, including ‘the future belongs to those who can imagine it, design it, and execute it’, words of Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum.
The museum is powered by 4,000 megawatts of solar energy produced by a station connected to the building.