Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2 January 2023 – Museum of the Future, a public initiative created by the Dubai Future Foundation, has been named a Johnson Controls Blueprint of the Future award winner, as part of the OpenBlue Pioneer awards given by Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings.
The award was presented by Johnson Controls’ George Oliver, chairman and CEO to Dubai Future Foundation’s CEO, His Excellency Khalfan Belhoul.
With this recognition, Museum of the Future has joined an elite group of global innovators that have taken a major leap in their smart transformation efforts by implementing Johnson Controls’ OpenBlue digital technology.
“Museum of the Future is an exemplary expression of the UAE’s capabilities to imagine, inspire and shape futuristic lives. Its structure has been designed and developed to showcase not just the initiatives of the future but also the commitment to sustainability and knowledge that we possess today. Harnessing the power of digital technology to drive customer outcomes is what we take pride in at Johnson Controls and I applaud Museum of the Future for embracing this digital technology,” said Oliver.
“We are honored to work alongside futuristic leaders to bring a great vision to life and are pleased to recognize the Museum of the Future as an OpenBlue Pioneer for its unique and distinctive contribution. Johnson Controls has played an important role in implementing some of the critical solutions at this iconic structure which optimizes building performance, achieves impactful sustainability and ensures advanced security,” added Mohammad Khalid, vice president and general manager, Middle East and Africa at Johnson Controls.
Located in Dubai, Museum of the Future is being heralded as one of the most iconic buildings in the world. It is an exhibition space for innovative and futuristic attractions, services and products. Standing 77m tall, the avant-garde façade is made of stainless steel and glass, consisting of 1,024 unique panels. Working closely with interior architects, Johnson Controls delivered advanced security that matched the innovative design. The building employs cutting-edge technologies including virtual and augmented reality as well as artificial intelligence to create a truly immersive experience for visitors from around the world.
“Dubai is the land of the future, and, at Dubai Future Foundation, we aim to create world-class innovation platforms for ideas to take shape. Johnson Controls shares the same vision as ours, we are looking at transforming lives for a sustainable future,” said HE Belhoul.