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The Louvre in Abu Dhabi

Posted: Nov. 27th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
Lourve Abu Dhabi Museum
Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Abu Dhabi's "The Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum" is a stunning work of original architecture for a museum jutting out into water to be accessed by pontoons or boat with a brilliant white domed roof punctured by sunlight to create a lightshow on the interior. This museum has taken strides to be as priceless and captivating as the art that it holds.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum, designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel, aims at creating a welcoming world which associates lights and shadows as well as shimmers and calm places in a serene atmosphere. Its objective is to belong to its country, to its history, to its geography, avoiding being either a dull translation of this reality or a pleonasm meaning boredom and convention. It also aims at emphasizing the fascination generated by rare encounters. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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