Topic: Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi appoints Dr. Souraya Noujaim as Scientific, Curitorial & Collections management director

Louvre Abu Dhabi has announced the appointment of Dr. Souraya Noujaim as its first Scientific, Curitorial and Collections management director. Over the past four years, Dr. Noujaim has been mostly based in Abu Dhabi, working on the  Louvre Abu Dhabi project as Curator for Islamic Art at … More

A monumental art work will be the main feature of the late Sheikh Zayed’s Memorial in Abu Dhabi

The Founder’s Memorial, a permanent national tribute to the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, will be inaugurated on Monday, in an official ceremony in Abu Dhabi, Arabian Business reported. The Founder’s Memorial will be inaugurated through the unveiling of the monumental … More

Iraqi architects convene in Abu Dhabi for reunion

Iraqi architects recently gathered in Abu Dhabi, UAE for a reunion organised by Ban Damlouji, Gulizar Jonian, Uns Al-Shabib and Tarik Al-Ani. Attracting industry professionals like Dewan’s founder Mohamed Al-Assam, Noor Makkiya and Raya Ani, among many others, the recent reunion was the organisers’ … More

BAM International to complete work on Yas Arena project by November 2019

Dutch construction firm, BAM International, said on Monday that work has started on Yas Arena, which will be a 18,000-seater venue on Yas Island. The announcement follows the decision last month by UAE-based developer Miral Asset Management to appoint the company to deliver … More

The Louvre Abu Dhabi does not reflect a traditional Arab city, writes Palestinian architect Rasem Badran

Following a recent trip to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, renowned Palestinian-Jordanian architect Rasem Badran wrote in a Facebook post that the museum’s architecture does not reflect the “traditional architectural texture of Arab cities.” “[It is] an attractive outside space in midday [with the] … More

Over 1000 buildings have been constructed in Q3 in Abu Dhabi

A total of 1,104 buildings were completed in the third quarter of 2017, according to data from the Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi (SCAD). Arabiab Business reported that the total number of developments during the quarter were a 16.7 percent increase from the … More

New documentary takes viewers behind the scenes of Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi

The design and construction of Jean Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi is now the subject of a TV documentary. National Geographic Abu Dhabi (NGAD) made the show as part of its Megastructures series. The 44-minute documentary, in partnership with the emirate’s  Tourism, Development and … More

MVRDV designs mixed-use ‘Pixel’ development for Abu Dhabi’s Makers District

Rotterdam-based architecture studio MVRDV has unveiled its design for a new mixed-use development in Abu Dhabi, Pixel, complete with residential, working, and retail components. The 76,000m2 development is set to become the firm’s first project in the UAE, and is located in the … More

Louvre Abu Dhabi’s geometric dome has informed its interiors, says Nouvel

Jean Nouvel, the architect behind the newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi, explains that the interiors of the museum is largely inspired by its geometric dome, as well as the artworks on display. The interior exhibition spaces, comprising museum galleries, temporary exhibition spaces and … More

Video: Five things you didn’t know about the Louvre Abu Dhabi

designMENA rounds up the top five themes and design elements of the Jean Nouvel-designed Louvre Abu Dhabi that opened to the public on 11 November of this year. Louvre Abu Dhabi, which is located in the cultural district on Saadiyat Island, is made … More

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