Jean Nouvel's Louvre Abu Dhabi opens

Architects 1 week ago Archinect 24

The Louvre Abu Dhabi has finally opened its doors a decade after the agreement between the French and Emirati governments was signed to establish the mega-museum on Saadiyat Island. [...] An underwhelming entrance via a nondescript car park might be improved in years to come by an adjoining garden. “It should appear in a few years,” Nouvel said, adding that this was dependent on funding.

The video above shows the installation of Giuseppe Penone’s sculpture ‘Leaves of Light’ and the beautiful movement of the spots of light coming through the structure's massive dome.

© Louvre Abu Dhabi, Photography: Mohamed Somji

Also watch Jean Nouvel describe his design for the "first universal museum in the Arab world" in a brief video interview here.

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