Museum of the Future: The building designed by an algorithm
Museum of the Future: The building designed by an algorithm1 Nov 2019

UK’s BuroHappold Engineering, says Parametric design is a process based on algorithmic thinking, which allows specific variables or parameters to be manipulated to alter the outcome of an equation. Bim is a three-dimensional model-based technology for construction professionals to collaboratively design and document projects. Although Bim has been around for many years, the industry has been slow to embrace it.

Having built the reinforced concrete ring beam and tower that support the diagrid, it took 14 months to complete the steel work. Throughout the construction process, laser scanning was used to compare the as-built positions with the 3D model.

Even before opening, it seems, Dubai’s Museum of the Future has become a showcase for future technology building design.