Topic: Abu Dhabi

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

Louvre Abu Dhabi had to be designed with context in mind, said Jean Nouvel

Jean Nouvel, the Pritzker Prize-winning architect behind the newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi, commented on the vital role context played in the architecture of the museum. Louvre Abu Dhabi, which is located in the cultural district on Saadiyat Island, is made up of … More

designMENA visits Jean Nouvel’s newly completed Louvre Abu Dhabi

designMENA visited the Jean Nouvel-designed Louvre Abu Dhabi ahead of its official opening on Saturday 11 November, which will see the museum open its doors to the public for the first time. The museum complex, which is located in Abu Dhabi’s cultural district … More

Refurbishment and waterfront planned for Marina Mall Abu Dhabi

The National Investment Corporation (NIC) has announced an AED3 billion project to expand Abu Dhabi’s Marina Mall and develop a new 546-metre waterfront promenade, Arabian Business reported. According to NIC, work on the 300,000 sqm expansion will begin in the second half of … More

Wahat Al Karama memorial in Abu Dhabi wins American Architecture Award

The UAE’s first Memorial Park celebrating martyred soldiers and the nation’s unity is one of the winners of the 2017 American Architecture Prize. Located in Abu Dhabi, the Wahat Al Karama (Oasis of Dignity) memorial was selected for the cultural architecture category, among projects such as … More

Hyperloop and Abu Dhabi’s feasibility study nears release

Construction Week Online reported that the feasibility study about the transport technology is the largest of its kind. Bibop Gresta, founder and chairman of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT), said the firm has deals with eight countries to implement the system, including land for two test tracks, one … More

New under-construction images unveiled of KPF-designed Abu Dhabi airport

Kohn Pederson Fox (KPF) has released photographs of the Midfield Terminal for Abu Dhabi International Airport, which is currently under construction, after releasing artistic images of the building on its Instgram page earlier this year.  The latest images show that the building is well … More

Nikken Sekkei-designed Reem Tower to break ground in mid-2018

Main construction works for Abu Dhabi’s 44-storey Reem Tower are expected to commence in mid-2018, according to the project’s designer, Nikken Sekkei. The Japanese architecture firm told Construction Week that the 335-unit residential project is likely to take approximately two and a half years to … More

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