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Louvre Branch Museum – Abu Dhabi

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Louvre Branch Abu Dhabi

Building: Louvre Branch Museum
Location: Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
Status: Feb 2010 pilings started
Completion: Projected 2013
Architect: Jean Nouvel
Structural Engineering: Buro Happold

AE Interests: The museum is part of a US$27 billion project on Saadiyat Island which will also include a Guggenheim museum.
183m floating dome-roof filters sunlight: steel tubular trusses support the roof shape, screening is made of stainless steel and aluminum layers. See article below.

Article BDOnline

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Written by Marcus Allen

August 31, 2009 at 1:59 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

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