If you thought Dubai couldn’t top the design innovation reflected by the likes of the twisted Cayan Tower, and of course, the world renowned Burj pair (Khalifa & Al Arab), think again. Last month, the Emirate’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced plans for their latest cutting-edge creation.
The ‘Museum of the Future’, a title that would befit Dubai itself, was announced in fittingly contemporary fashion by his highness, via his official Twitter account. Following a string of tweets he concluded that the ‘Museum of the Future is a first step of many to come, marking the beginning of great achievements.’
The Museum’s function is to showcase the world’s latest inventions, with workshops and courses also running, acting as a stage for the most promising inventors and entrepreneurs.
What to Expect?
The museum couldn’t be situated in a more apt location; just off the Sheikh Zayed Road, in the DIFC area, with the stunning backdrop of the equally impressive Emirates Towers. (not to mention in perfect view from our office window!)
Set to cost in the region of $136million, the contemporary design will not include any windows, with the futuristic façade engraved with passages of Arabic poetry. Inside will host innovation labs, focussing on education, health and transportation amongst others.
Watch a simulation of the incredible project here.
In a region whose construction industry’s flamboyance, isn’t often reflect by its punctuality, Sheikh Mohammed has ordered that the Museum should be open in 2017; a challenge in itself. He stressed the importance of completing the project as per the set schedule, calling for a “quick implementation”.
His Highness’ remarks emphasise again, the significance of a meticulous Planning & Project Controls team to prepare the schedules and ensure efficient project progress. A project of this magnitude, with all these proverbial bells and whistles, will require astute experience to identify and prevent delays.
Plan your Future
At Maxim, we are always on the lookout for talented and ambitious Planning Engineers and Managers, with a track record of delivering large scale projects.
I head up our dedicated Planning & Project Controls desk – placing Planners at all levels across the Middle East and would be happy to discuss your next career move and opportunities we have at present.
Similarly, if you are looking to build your Planning team, we have an extensive network of quality Planning Engineers, at different levels of seniority, with a broad scope of experience in Building and Civil Engineering.
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