Wavin Case Study I Museum of the Future – Dubai

Making cities future-proof – Building the next generation of sewers in Dubai

A renewed and profound commitment to collaborate with administrators, engineers, designers and installers to help make cities truly future-proof, with comfortable and energy-efficient buildings.

Wavin's new purpose goes well with the development of the Dubai Museum of the Future, a building with a technological soul that will present itself as a real hub destined to face and deepen some of the most important issues related to sustainability, including climate change.

We will be a showplace for a new era - a center of creativity and hope where you can see, touch and shape our shared future. Combining elements of exhibition, immersive theater and themed attraction, the Museum of the Future invites you to look beyond the present and take your place within possible worlds to come.
The Museum of the Future

The Power of BIM (Building Information Modeling)

Designed in 2015 by the architecture firm Killa Design – with the aim of being ready for the inauguration of Expo 2020, the Museum of the Future will occupy a privileged position among the Emirates Towers and will be characterized by extremely complex architecture, with a structure set up from 2,400 steel elements intersected diagonally between them, made possible thanks to the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM).

The solid part of the structure represents the knowledge that we have today. The void represents all that we do not yet know – in other words, the future.
Shaun Killa , Killa Design

The Challenge: Storm water management and foul water transport

The orientation towards innovation and sustainability that has characterized all the phases of the design of Museum of the Future is also important in the specific sector of storm water management and foul water transport, crucial for protecting both human health and the environment.

The Solution: the next generation of sewer systems

It is no coincidence that the Desert Group contractor has chosen, among the many solutions available on the market, the Wavin Tegra 600 inspection chambers.

Perfect solutions to become the supporting structure of any sewage system, thanks to their ease of installation, minimum maintenance and high performance throughout their useful life, Tegra bases do not require accurate horizontal or vertical alignment. The connections are made by coupling sleeves with spherical adjustment in every direction up to 7.5°. The Tegra range also includes specific models for smooth-walled PVC or double-walled PP pipes and basic elements for connection in all directions. The possibility of varying the direction of the flow with angles from 0° to 90°, both on the left and on the right, also ensures maximum versatility.

Tegra bases are characterized by a flat base element with double bottom, designed to simplify the leveling of the chamber into the trench and eliminate flow variations even when soil and water are in critical conditions. The Tegra corrugated pipes are light, practical to be mounted inside the base and can be easily cut to size. The wavy structure also allows excellent grip with the ground to ensure better adaptation to various climatic conditions (freeze/thaw, variation of the water table level, etc.).

We are trying to create new techniques and innovations, to push the envelope in terms of sustainability and building technology. We’re finding new ways to do things that maybe set precedents for projects in the future.
Shaun Killa , Killa Design

The road to building healthy, sustainable environments

Wavin is proud to play a role in providing our next generation of storm water and foul water solutions to one of the most complex constructions ever built in the world. As a company, our core purpose is to play a leading role – with our forward-thinking, sustainable pipe solutions – to propel cities around the world to build healthy, sustainable environments. We must think about the future, today. There is much we can do. There is much to look forward to.

The Museum of the Future is an icon for future technology building design. It hopes to attract more than 1 million visitors a year – half of which are expected to come from outside the UAE.

Project: The Museum of the Future
Location: Dubai, UAE
Built area: 17,000m2
Torus-shaped building clad in stainless steel; a low carbon civic building achieved through the use of many design innovations which include parametric design, passive solar architecture, low-energy and low-water engineering solutions, recovery strategies for both energy and water, and building integrated renewables.

78-metre-high building accommodates 6 exhibition and 1 administration floor above a 3-storey podium and a F+B deck, with auditorium, retail, parking and services.

Architecture Firm: Killa Design