Louvre Museum, Abu Dhabi (in construction)
Jean Nouvel 

Louvre Museum, Abu Dhabi (in construction)

Jean Nouvel 


As a result of an agreement between the United Arab Emirates and France in 2007, the Louvre Abu Dhabi seeks to embody a spirit of openness and dialogue between cultures; thus, in its 8,600 square meters of galleries it will display artworks with a historic, cultural, and social value from different civilizations. Designed by Jean Nouvel within the vast cultural and leisure complex of Saadiyat Island, the building is designed as a ‘museum city’ protected by a large perforated dome that filters sunlight. Aside from this project, the French office has other works in the Gulf area, like Doha Tower or Qatar National Museum, currently under construction... [+]


Arquitecto Architect

Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Propietario Owner  

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority

Promotor Developer  

Tourism Development & Investment Company

Socio del museo Museum Partner

Agence France-Muséums

Consultor jefe Lead Consultant

Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Ingeniería Engineer  

Buro Happold

Arquitecto local Architect of Record

Pascall + Watson

Contratista principal Main Contractor

ASO JV (Arabtec Construction LLC, San José SA and Oger Abu Dhabi LLC)

Representante de trabajadores Employers Representative

Turner International LLC

Planos e imágenes Plans and renders

© TDIC, Architect: Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Detalles constructivos Details

© Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Waagner Biro Stahlbau AG