Meraas Holding

Design Architect

Killa Design


Buro Happold

Main Contractor

Bam International


Public Art

Scope of Work

SS hand sculpture, Internal metal, Glass works


Stainless Steel, Glass


Dubai, UAE

Museum of the Future

Project Summary

Grankraft was appointed to provide the stainless steel cladding for the panoramic lifts as well as the glazing and stainless steel cladding for the lift lobby. For the feature stair we fabricated and installed the glass balustrade and stainless steel handrail.

Additional scope was the erection of the 12m tall hand sculpture in front of the main building facing Sheikh Zayed Road. This hand sign, the 3-finger salute, was coined by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai in 2013. It shows the W for Win, the V for Victory and the L for Love. The sign has become a trademark gesture for many UAE citizens and residents and symbolise work ethic, success and love of the nation.

The Museum of the Future, designed by Killa Design, is a 7-storey torus-shaped building sitting atop a 3-level podium. According to the design architect, the form embodies humanity and its aspirations. The physical building space represents today’s knowledge, the void represents the ‘unknown’ and all the new ideas that will guide humanity into a better future.