(ANSA) - NAPOLI, 04 FEB - The Museum of the Future in Dubai
is opening on February on the sidelines of Expo 2020 Dubai, one
of the new cultural sites that are most highly anticipated in
the Emirati capital and "the most beautiful building on earth",
the vice president of Dubai Mohammed bin Rashid said, announcing
the date of the inauguration.
The museum, the online newspaper The National explained, is opening in downtown Dubai and has been named one of the 14 most beautiful museums on the planet in a list compiled by the National Geographic magazine in July, together with the Shanghai Museum of Astronomy in China, the National Museum of African American History and Culture in the US capital, Washington, and the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum in Spain.
The new building of contemporary art in Dubai stretches over 30,000 square meters and the structure is 77-meters-high.
The vast space will be home to a research center with labs and classrooms, as well as space for museum-goers to experience new technologies, The National reported. Two bridges link the city to the building, the first starts from Jumeirah Emirates Towers, with a length of 69 meters, while the second measures 212 meters in length and links it to the subway station.
The Museum of the Future in Dubai will be powered by 4,000 megawatts of solar energy produced by a photovoltaic station connected to the building, which is also surrounded by a park.
The museum means to be an incubator of art, attracting the brightest inventors and entrepreneurs opening the window to the future for the general public. (ANSA).