Louvre Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Client: Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC)
Services: Cost Management & Quantity Surveying
The striking and innovative Louvre Abu Dhabi 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 wide 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 encompass 9,200 square metres of art galleries.
RLB is providing cost consultancy services