The spectacular Louvre Abu Dhabi is the first major good to be constructed in what’s more the most ambitious cultural master plans ever undertaken the first international outpost of the famous French museum the Louvre is one of the cornerstones of a new district in Abu Dhabi. It is a part of the Emirates long term strategic plan to attract tourists and diversify its economy. The district has brought together some of the biggest names in architecture including five Pritzker Prize winners.
The Louvre Abu Dhabi was designed by French architect Jean Nouvel which is closely followed by an outpost of the Guggenheim designed by Frank Gehry. The coast of the National Museum of the UAE is designed by British architect Norman Foster which tells the story of the country’s founder’s futuristic and modern approach to its visitors.
The beautiful arts Center and the Maritime Museum celebrates the country’s connection with the sea designed by a Japanese architect. Its total area is about ten square miles and it also includes a campus of New York University 30 hotels three marinas 8,000 villas and 38,000 housing units spread along some 12 miles of coastline which was originally announced in 2007. The Abu Dhabi louvre was heavily anticipated for over a decade and it does not give its visitors even a single bit of disappointment. This 650 million U.S dollar museum’s key architectural feature is an impressive and intricate dome that seemingly floats above the water-based on structural concepts by the engineers.
Bureau Apple the vast dome has 590 feet of stand and 1,850 feet of the circumference. The dome perforated creates an internal effect that the architect describes as a reign of light. Despite its simple geometry, the vast dome is extremely complex structure constructed for more than 400,000 individual elements weighing 12,000 tons almost as much as the Eiffel Tower. The dome structure is a steel space frame the rests on just four supports to construct the dome 85 super-sized steel elements each weighing between 50 and 70 tons were craned into place supported by nearly 120 temporary towers these elements were then joined together with steel connectors once complete the whole zone was lifted off the temporary towers and lowered 15 inches down onto the for permanent piers.
The creation of the museum’s reign of light effect was far from easy the dome steel structural core has eight perforated layers of cladding four on top and four underneath. These layers are formed from 7850 star-shaped aluminum and stainless-steel elements measuring between six and forty feet wide. The effect is a seemingly random geometric arrangement the juxtaposition of different civilizations in the same spaces, the Louvre Abu Dhabi illustrates similarities and exchanges from the shared human experience going beyond geography, nationality, and history. Abu Dhabi louvre remains open from 10 am to 8 pm on Saturdays to Wednesdays, and from 10 am to 10 pm on Thursdays and Fridays. You can enjoy admission to the maximum extent in one of UAE’s hottest attractions, the Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi, one of the largest and most fascinating museums in the Gulf Region. Here you can explore an invaluable collection of art, artifacts, and exhibits from diverse civilizations and world history. You can also pay homage to the stunning architecture and public spaces that make Louvre Abu Dhabi a veritable feast to the eye. The visit to this fascinating art and civilization museum is an absolute must-do, for every Dubai tourist.