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BUILDING
 
 
Louvre Abu Dhabi
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DESIGNER
 
 
Jean Nouvel

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CONTEXT
 
Masterplan
AJN Atelier Jean Nouvel, Louvre, Abu-Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, UAE, United Arab Emirates, Buro Happold
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DESCRIPTION
 
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AJN Atelier Jean Nouvel, Louvre, Abu-Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, UAE, United Arab Emirates, Buro Happold
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VIDEO
 
 
Panorama



Architecture and Exhibition Design



Rain of Light



Aerial Footage - September 2016



Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum



Time-lapse - May 2013 - August 2015
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Asia
Nation
United Arab Emirates [Al-Imarat al-'Arabiya al Muttahida]
Emirate
Abu-Dhabi [Abū Ẓabī]
Town
Abu-Dhabi [Abū Ẓabī]
Isle
Saadiyat Island
 
 
Website
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MAP
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
Main
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for cultural activities
Art galleries and exhibition areas
Museums and buildings for exhibitions
Art museums
Education buildings
Children's museums and pedagogical spaces
Auditorium
Urban equipment and structures for public areas
Structures for public areas
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Education buildings
Academies
Buildings for offices and professional practises
Offices
Commercial buildings
Shops
Bars, cafeterias
Restaurants
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2007 - 2012    
Realisation
2013 - 2017
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
El Croquis 183, II/2016 [Jean Nouvel. 2007-2016. Reflejos de los contemporáneo / Contemporary reflections]
"Museo del Louvre en Abu Dabi / Louvre of Abu Dhabi", El Croquis 183, II/2016 [Jean Nouvel. 2007-2016. Reflejos de los contemporáneo / Contemporary reflections], pp. 48-57
"Chantier du Louvre, Abu Dhabi. Avril 2014 / Louvre building site, Abu Dhabi. April 2014", Moniteur Architecture AMC 233, mai/may 2014, pp. 10-11
Andy Pottinger, "BIM on the Louvre Abu Dhabi", The Structural Engineer 11/2013 [Building information modelling. Projects and perspectives], november 2013, pp. 72-77 (5-119)
"Die Zukunft des Louvre / The future of the Louvre", Bauwelt 5/2013, 25 januar/january 2013, pp. 14-33
J. Emil Sennewald, "Der Louvre in Abu Dhabi. Schattenspiele / Project for a Louvre on the cultural island of Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi", Bauwelt 5/2013, 25 januar/january 2013, pp. 32-33 (14-33)
Abitare 518, dicembre 2011-gennaio 2012/december 2011-january 2012 [Being Jean Nouvel]
"Abu Dhabi 30.05.2011. Luce, acqua e deserto: il Louvre parla arabo / Light, water and the desert: the Louvre speaks arabic", Abitare 518, dicembre 2011-gennaio 2012/december 2011-january 2012 [Being Jean Nouvel], pp. 92-97
Jean Nouvel, "Abu Dhabi Louvre Museum, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2007-2012", GA Document 111 [Jean Nouvel], march 2010, pp. 48-55
"Abu Dhabi. Jean Nouvel. Museo del Louvre, Saadiyat", Arquitectura Viva 111, XI-XII 2006, [Próximo Oriente/Near East], pp. 52-53
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ADDITIONS AND DIGRESSIONS
 
 
Flying Reimagined TV Commercial
Featuring Nicole Kidman
Etihad Airways 2015




 AJN Atelier Jean Nouvel, Louvre, Abu-Dhabi, UAE, United Arab Emirates, Nicole Kidman, Etihad
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CLIENT
 
 
TDIC (Tourism Development & Investment Company)
AFM (Agence France-Muséums)
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AMOUNT
 
 
€ 108,000,000
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
sq.m. 35,000 (sq.ft. 376,000)

permanent collection sq.m. 6,000 (sq.ft. 65,000)
temporary exhibitions sq.m. 2,000 (sq.ft. 22,000)
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Buro Happold
Arup
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LANDSCAPE DESIGN
 
 
Michel Desvigne
Ingénieurs et Paysages
Jean-Claude Hardy
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STAFF
 
Project
AJN Atelier Jean Nouvel
Associate designers
Hala Wardé
HW architecture
Principal-in-charge
Jean Nouvel
Exhibition design
Nathalie Crinière
Project architect
preliminary:
Jean-François Bourdet, Stefan Zopp

realisation:
Damien Faraut, Kris Geldof, Athina Faraut
Museum consultant
Anna Ugolini

AJN Atelier Jean Nouvel
Renaud Pierard
Design team
concept:
Youssef Tohme, Raphael Renard, Qiang Zou, Reda Slaoui

preliminary:
Frederic Imbert, Stacy Eisenberg, Sébastien Yeou, Roula Akiki, Reda Slaoui, Marion Foucault, Virginie Heckle, Athina Faraut, Stéphanie Menem, Mark Davis, Kathryn Stutts, Abel Patacho, Anne Traband, Alessandro Balducci, Jordi Vinyals, Michal Treder, Mireia Sala Font, Camille Dauty, Steven Fuhrman, Miguel Reyes

realisation:
Michal Treder, Mireia Sala Font, Rolando Rodriguez-Leal, Natalia Wrzask, Daniella De Almeida, Kelly Anastassiou, Maryam Hosny, Zaina Khayyat
Structural consultant
preliminary:
Arup

realisation:
Buro Happold
Seismic consultant
Setec
Facades consultant
Andrew Snalune
Graphic design
Clovis Vallois
Graphics and signage
Philippe Apeloig, Kristian Sarkis
Lighting design
AIK
Yann Kersalé

8’18”
Georges Berne
Acoustical consultant
Studio DAP
Artistic and multimedia installations
Ducks scéno
Michel Cova
Plastic models, rendering
images:
Clément Oudin, Raphael Renard, Jugulta Le Clerre

Artefactory Lab
Eric Anton

models:
Jean-Louis Courtois
Quantity surveyor
MDA Consulting
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ANNOTATIONS
 
 


Other dossiers Saadiyat Island



Musée du Louvre

Other dossiers Musée du Louvre
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CREDITS
 
 
Drawings © AJN Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Video © Musée du Louvre, Louvre Abu Dhabi
Courtesy of AJN Ateliers Jean Nouvel

AJN Atelier Jean Nouvel, Louvre, Abu-Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, UAE, United Arab Emirates, Buro Happold



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