“Journey of the Pioneers” in the Museum of the Future is an exemplary collaboration between curators, architects, designers, future technologists, artists, engineers & technical planners. The exhibition aimed to immerse visitors in suspension of disbelief, transporting them to the future through crafted scenographic choices.

Global Design & Architecture Design Awards 2023
First Award | Exhibition Design (Built)

Project Name: Museum of the Future – Journey of the Pioneers
Category: Exhibition Design
Design Team: General Planning, Exhibition Planning, Scenography, Graphic and Media Design: ATELIER BRÜCKNER
Light Planning: Belzner Holmes
Media Hardware Planning: medienprojekt p2
MEP, Structural Design: Buro Happold
Architecture: Killa Design

Design Partners: Altspace, Certain Measures, Deep Local, Emilie Baltz, FRAMESTORE, Galerija12, Jason Bruges Studio, Marshmallow Laser Feast, Superflux, Oio Studios

Sound Design: Polytope Agency
Area: 3000 sqm
Year: 2022
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Consultants: –
Photography Credits: Giovanni Emilio Galanello

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In an immersive exhibition showcasing the world in 2071, visitors are invited to explore three in-world experiences, distributed in 3 distinct but interconnected chapters: Starting with OSS Hope, mankind’s largest man-made object in space, followed by the HEAL Institute, an organisation that has the task of regenerating damaged and endangered ecosystems, to finally conclude with AL WAHA, the wellbeing centre of the future.
Exhibition floors have distinct spatial features that translate their in-world narrative, including 3D-printed surfaces at OSS Hope and rattan palm walls at Al-Waha.

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Visitors are presented with an overview of current challenges and projects. They are invited to sign-up and contribute through recruitment stations at the end of  each experience. Throughout the exhibition, the visitors are involved in either solving a problem or finding new ways to do it. At the end they can drop their wishes for the future into a basin built into the wall, concluding the journey from Outer to Inner space. The experience touches on subjects and narratives that are relevant in the present day and foreseen to still be the challenges that we will face in the future.

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The experience is both informative and transformative and calls on the visitors embark upon an expedition to a future for which they will, through individual choices, become part of a collective effort to create a better future for all humanity.