Annual Report 2022

Annual Report 2022


In an 80-metre-high ring made of stainless steel, the city of Dubai is taking a look into the future.

Museum of the Future, Dubai (AE)

Building owners: Meraas Holding LLC

Architects: Killa Design architects

Completion: 2022

Geberit know-how:

  • Duofix concealed cistern
  • Infrared WC flush control with dual flush
  • Sigma20 actuator plate

The Museum of the Future in Dubai is a real eye-catcher. Built as a thick ring, it is around 80 metres in height and comes without edges. Its goal is to illuminate various aspects of the future – and where it is headed. However, it is careful not to give a final opinion. The hole in the middle of the ring testifies to this. Its emptiness stands for the unknown that man wants to discover. It stands for the future, which will one day be the present. A future that can be seen inside the museum itself.

A tricky building project

The museum was a difficult one to build, reports Mohammed Al Samaneh, technical advisor at Geberit in Dubai. For example, he took pictures during construction – including of workers on ropes secured to the consistently round surfaces.

Workers secured with ropes carry out installation work at the museum
Workers secured with ropes carry out installation work at the museum.

The fairytale building probably has 1,001 more stories to tell. Louise Pitt, Marketing Manager at Geberit in Dubai, gives a brief smile. “Pretty much every aspect of this building tells its own story,” she explains. For example, the surface of the building is adorned by a poem by the Regent of Dubai.

A door in the glass

Mohammed Al Samaneh has another story to tell – about the toilets in the museum. Concealed cisterns from Geberit are installed there in addition to infrared controls, and all behind glass walls. “This brought two challenges. On one hand, we had to handle the glass carefully,” says the technical advisor. On the other hand, access to the cisterns was difficult because of the slim infrared sensors. The problem was solved by adding doors in the glass walls.

Special solutions for the toilets in the museum
The infrared control is built into a glass door that grants access to the cistern.