Dubai to open world’s first materials library
The world’s first materials reference library is set to open in Dubai, UAE, later this year. D-Town Library, the brainchild of Rowdha Ali Mohammed AlSakit, CEO of D-Town Enterprises, will be the largest archive of materials in existence, and will be open to both design related industries and the general public.
Commenting on the development, AlSakit told Construction Week Online: “The concept of D-Town Library has been put together after seeing the void in the global market – connectivity as the heart of knowledge and trade. The concept will connect and bridge the gap between the world’s industries and the consumers. People need to know what is available and how to use it in order to simply start creating, enrich innovation, and come up with something new. For all that to happen, people need tools, and the library will be an essential tool.”
The library, which will have capacity to display thousands of materials catering to all types of innovation, will include materials ranging across a variety of sectors, including construction, manufacturing, and fashion, and visitors will be able to consult with engineers in relation to materials’ compositions, applications, and details of their manufacture. D-Town are currently in the process of selecting the materials that will make up its archive launch and will feature samples from global partners.