Set to be finished for this present year, Dubai’s Museum of the Future is a profoundly expected expansion to the city’s skyline, with Dubai Future Foundation’s vision to make a vital, expressive landmark having been made a reality with the assistance of global design engineering specialists Buro Happold.
The architect, Killa Design, designed the museum to be symbolic of progress, just as commending the regional design impact of Dubai. The unmissable torus-shaped structure highlights windows as Arabic calligraphy, refering to a sonnet by the Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheik Mohammed, about his vision for the city’s future.
Rejuvenating this futuristic landmark introduced numerous complex design difficulties, not just due to its uncommon shape and complex exterior, yet in addition because of the customer’s desire for the structure to get a LEED platinum status. Considering this, Buro Happold found the answer for the project’s unique difficulties through the mix of computational design and digitisation of the design and development measure.
The improvement of a 3D energy model of the structure empowered the cooperation of every one of the 12 controls continuously. This guaranteed maintainability was put at the core of more than 50 design choices. With a 45% decrease in water use and absolute energy investment funds of 25% among the advantages, the Buro Happold team had the option to make a superior structure and move the project towards accomplishing LEED platinum status.
Expert engineers made an in-house parametric demonstrating instrument to survey the expected choices for the construction of the museum building. This empowered the project team to make the ideal design fit for obliging the torus shape and the 1,024 hardened steel-clad glass fiber reinforced plastic (GFRP) boards covering the outside of the museum. The last bespoke design guaranteed an ideal equilibrium of buildability and primary part shared trait.
This spearheading utilization of innovation to create both the design construction and energy model empowered the Buro Happold team to take the customer’s and architect’s optimistic vision for the museum and transform it into a reality.
Tobias Bauly, Project Director at Buro Happold said: “Building our own in-house digital tools has brought about a move in our working society. It has made the entire design and site oversight measure run far smoother and in an undeniably more incorporated manner, which are both basic viewpoints for a project as unique as the Museum of the Future.”
“The project has seen the full digitisation of our design and development teams, which got fundamental to convey a particularly complex project. There have been difficulties en route, however it has been a staggeringly energizing and remunerating project to deal with.”