Louvre, Abu Dhabi

April 15, 2014.

Louvre, Abu Dhabi

Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) in the Middle East is starting work on Louvre Abu Dhabi.

Bringing the vision of Jean Nouvel to life

This striking and innovative building was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel. Combining modern architecture with inspiration drawn from the region’s traditions, the design reflects the desire to create a universal museum in which all cultures are brought together.

Two thirds of the museum is covered by a white dome, 180 metres in diameter, which is an emblematic feature of Arabian architecture. The dome’s seemingly random, but carefully designed arrangement of geometric openings was inspired by the interlaced palm leaves traditionally used as roofing material in the Emirates.

Louvre Abu Dhabi will display works of historical, cultural and sociological significance from ancient times to the contemporary era, and will include 9,200 square metres of art galleries.

RLB has been appointed for post contract cost management services by the Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), the developer of this iconic project.

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About RLB

With a network that covers the globe and a heritage spanning over two centuries, Rider Levett Bucknall is a leading independent organisation in cost management and quantity surveying, project management and advisory services.

Our achievements are renowned: from the early days of pioneering quantity surveying, to landmark projects such as the Sydney Opera House, HSBC Headquarters Building in Hong Kong, the 2012 London Olympic Games and CityCenter in Las Vegas.

We continue this successful legacy with our dedication to the value, quality and sustainability of the built environment. Our innovative thinking, global reach, and flawless execution push the boundaries. Taking ambitious projects from an idea to reality.