Two skyscrapers in Dubai have been awarded international awards for the best tall building and construction excellence.
The Museum of the Future, the emirate’s latest infrastructure marvel, won the Award of Excellence 2022 in the category of the best tall building under under 100-metres from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).
“The torus-shaped building represents mankind’s ability to innovate and construct the limits of present-day engineering and construction methodology that has been represented in significant structures throughout the ages.
“A primary inspiration was to create a form that represents the UAE Prime Minister, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai’s vision of the future where the physical building embodies floors and spaces that represent an understanding of the future as we know it today and possibly for the next few years,” the Council said.
The Museum of the Future also achieved Leed Platinum certification by using passive solar design, low-energy and low-water engineering solutions, recovery strategies for both energy and water, and by building integrated renewables from an off-site solar farm located on the rooftops of nearby car parks, CTBUH said.
Additionally, The Address Beach Resort, which is 988 feet fall, won the best construction award from the global body CTBUH.
The hotel, also known as the Address Jumeirah Gate Resort and Spa, is the 28th tallest building in Dubai, 32nd in the UAE as well as 192nd globally.
Dubai is already home to some of the world’s most famous landmarks such as the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa, the tallest hotel Gevora Hoel, seven-start hotel Burj Al Arab. While the construction of Ciel Tower is underway in Dubai, which will be the tallest hotel in the world upon completion.
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About the Museum of the Future
The Museum of the Future, is Dubai’s one of the latest landmarks, launched on 22 February 2022. Located in the financial district of Dubai, the Museum of the Future has three main elements: green hill, building, and void. The green hill represents the earth, while the gleaming, futuristic oval building symbolizes humankind. The structure’s void signifies innovation. The Museum explores how society could evolve in the coming decades using science and technology.
Designed as an asymmetric torus clad in steel and glass, the iconic building’s exterior is engraved with Arabic calligraphy, that incudes the poetry of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and is designed by Emirati artist Mattar bin Lahej. By day, the calligraphy allows natural light to be cast inside the building, while at night, it glows with LED lights over 1,024 plates of calligraphy.
The Museum of the Future builds on the visionary culture of the UAE and the philosophy and vision of H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
As a ‘living’ museum with constantly changing contents, traditionally exhibits, themed attractions, and immersive theatre, visitors can look beyond the present and towards the future’s limitless possibilities. Each floor of the museum, is like a film set from a future that you can inhabit, explore and interact with.
According to the museum’s website, the building’s form is futuristic: it opens a new path away from the highrise towers that dominate skylines everywhere. Its form is symbolic: The circular building represents humanity; the green mound it sits atop represents the earth; the void represents the unknown future.
The Museum of the Future is an initiative of the Dubai Future Foundation.