“The Future Today”.. sustainable solutions for construction and food saving technologies

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The Museum of the Future is working with Dubai Municipality to explore the characteristics of future technology in essential sectors for humanity, such as sustainable construction, smart cities, providing food and improving food security.

The partnership between the Museum of the Future and Dubai Municipality within the “Future Today” exhibition, which presents dozens of exhibits in the museum in collaboration with its partners on an area of ​​700 square feet, contributes to identifying the applications of advanced technology capable of introducing innovative techniques and practices in urban planning, infrastructure construction and development Urban areas, city design.

As part of the partnership between the Museum of the Future and Dubai Municipality, creative ideas for future solutions are proposed that use advanced materials and sustainable building mechanisms and provide qualified urban spaces for smart agricultural methods that optimally utilize space in cities and urban areas. areas and contribute to improving food security for the world’s population.

strategic partnership

Daoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, said: “The collaboration between Dubai Municipality and the Museum of the Future is a valuable strategic partnership, as it forms a platform to identify the most prominent creative and innovative ideas in the prospect of the future of smart cities and advanced technology, within many of the important sectors leading in Dubai Municipality, such as designing smart cities, green building with 3D printing technology, sustainable technologies to provide food, and improving food security in urban areas; Which will consolidate the position of the Emirate of Dubai to place it at the forefront of the cities of the future, and in line with the dictates of the wise leadership to make Dubai the smartest city in the world.

Provide the future

For his part, Khalfan Belhoul, CEO of the Dubai Future Foundation, the entity that manages the museum, emphasized that the Museum of the Future embodies the principle of taking the initiative to design a better future for humanity, and that is what the “Future Presents Today” exhibition as part of its features, and our partnership with Dubai Municipality to explore sustainable quality solutions for societies. The smart urban future is a confirmation of Dubai’s position as a pioneer of futuristic thinking aimed at improving the lives of human societies, based on its position as a platform for global cooperation in the field of future foresight.

sustainable environment

The exhibition presents future innovations that address the damage to the earth by reducing pollution, reducing and managing waste and promoting sustainable practices, such as carbon dioxide capture systems in future homes, mobile waste containers in future cities, expanding the use of biodegradable plastic technologies. , and the testing of artificial coral reef structures in bodies of water in and around urban communities, within five main areas: waste management, environment, food security, agriculture and irrigation, and urban planning.

urban agriculture

The “Future Today”, sponsored by Dubai Municipality, also presents a set of environmentally friendly future construction innovations, such as building materials made from waste coconut fibers, or based on mycelium (the vegetative body of mushrooms), or 3D printing construction techniques using sand, algae, gravel and clay, In addition to promising applications that enable ordinary individuals to master the free interior design of future homes using advanced technology techniques.

The exhibits also include futuristic techniques of vertical farming in future cities and urban communities without the need for agricultural land, as this will shorten the supply chains of future cities with a large part of their daily needs for agricultural products, improving food productivity and support. food security for individuals and communities.

Purposeful innovations

The “Future Today” exhibition is divided into several sections, each offering prototypes and solutions designed to meet specific challenges in the cities and societies of the future. Exhibitions and innovations include:

garbage collection boat

The exhibition shows a solution for the collection of waste through the use of autonomous technology, which contributes to the transformation of our cities and their waterways. The uses of autonomous boats extend to the possibility of creating an on-demand infrastructure to collect waste and transport goods.

CO2 capture The CO2 capture system was developed to store carbon dioxide as a solid metal. Carbon dioxide is mixed with water and then injected into rocks deep underground and turned into basalt rocks to be permanently insulated. It is an innovative solution to reduce the increasing amount of carbon dioxide produced by humans and create a better future for the planet.

An alternative material to plastic

The exhibition offers an opportunity to learn about an alternative material to plastic with a structure of seaweed. The material is characterized by its hardness and its complete biodegradability, which contributes to the elimination of single-use plastic containers in the future.

reef structures

The structures of the artificial reef “MARS” are made of ceramic and 3D printed to create a coral habitat without the need for heavy duty equipment, which can be used in conjunction with coral farming and reef restoration projects.

vertical farming

A short clip listing the most prominent food security challenges humanity will face with continued population growth, as they will provide the most important means of providing food to more than 10 billion people by 2050.

vegetable building blocks

A group of building blocks made from a variety of plant materials, displayed to promote the concept of sustainability in building construction and encourage reliance on plant waste and its use as an environmentally friendly alternative compared to industrial materials.

artistic designs

This piece of sand, a work of art using 3D printing technology, allows plants to grow within the construction details. This artwork aims to promote the idea of ​​the link between architecture and nature and the importance of the overlap between the two entities in order to achieve the aesthetic and provide healthy livelihoods for people.

building blocks

A set of building blocks made by slow-drying mushrooms grown from agro-industrial waste. The pieces are recyclable, biodegradable and 100% plastic-free.

clay tiles

Tiles are made using the traditional methods known to mankind by compacting the moist subsoil with sand, gravel and clay into desired shapes. This system was developed in manufacturing to simulate modern building requirements in order to achieve energy savings and reduce waste in the materials used.

augmented reality

An augmented reality film that explores the human relationship with their home and smart housing standards that affect levels of human health, comfort and well-being.


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