Abu Dhabi

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

French firm Nathalie Crinière have been chosen as exhibition designers for the Louvre Abu Dhabi, one of the five major institutions being planned for Abu Dhabi’s saadiyat island cultural district. Nathalie Crinière will now combine their design with the existing architecture of Pritzer Prize winning architect Jean Nouvel.

Nouvel's fantasy like concept consists of a web dome ceiling and large water pools complementing the white walls and open spaces. The 26,000 sq m nouvel building will join the likes of the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi museum, by Frank Gehry; a performing arts center, by Zaha Hadid; and a maritime museum, designed by Tadao Ando to create the saadiyat island cultural district, planned to be the world’s largest single concentration of premier cultural institutions. 
The Louvre Abu Dhabi is due for completion in 2012-2013.

All Images © Ateliers Jean Nouvel