Louvre Museum, Abu Dhabi
The Louvre Abu Dhabi is an art museum in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Its name derives from the Musée du Louvre in Paris, with which it cooperates closely. French architect Jean Nouvel designed a new building for the museum on the island of Saadiyat. French President Emmanuel Macron attended the inauguration on 8 November 2017 by Chalifa bin Zayid Al Nahyan. The official opening took place on 11 November 2017.
The property of the Louvre Abu Dhabi is located directly on the coast of the Persian Gulf. Jean Nouvel was commissioned by the client to design a museum that would combine modern architecture with the tradition of Arab buildings. He then developed a building complex consisting of 55 rectangular buildings arranged side by side and on top of each other. These buildings with their flat roofs and the paths in between are to remind us of an Arabic old town, surrounded by several water basins. As a striking eye-catcher, Nouvel has spanned a flat dome 180 metres in diameter over this arrangement: This multi-layered, net-like dome construction consists of 7,850 metal stars through which light rays fall onto the underlying buildings and water surfaces. The overall effect is to "represent sunbeams flowing through date palm fronds in an oasis".
The museum has a total area of 97,000 square metres, of which 6,400 are intended for permanent exhibitions and 2,000 for special exhibitions.
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