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Old January 8th, 2013, 01:01 PM   #1
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#COMPLETED: LOUVRE ABU DHABI MUSEUM (Abu Dhabi)

UAE construction firm Arabtec to build Louvre Abu Dhabi
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ABU DHABI, Jan. 8 — The Abu Dhabi state-run tourism development body TDIC said Tuesday that it has awarded the construction of the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum to Dubai-based Arabtec Construction for 2.4 billion Dirham (655 million U.S. dollars).

The Louvre Abu Dhabi, a subsidiary museum of the famous Louvre in Paris, is planned to open its doors to art lovers in 2015 on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat island (meaning the island of luck). Construction will start immediately.

Arabtec, the United Arab Emirates’ largest construction firm by market value, said in a media statement that the chance of building the museum marks a milestone for the Dubai-listed company.

Pritzker-price winning architect Jean Nouvel designed the Louvre Abu Dhabi, which will cover an area of 64,000 square meters on Saadiyat island.

Investors reacted positively to the news and sent Arabtec’s shares at Tuesday’s opening five percent higher.
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Old January 9th, 2013, 11:32 AM   #2
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Dh2.4bn construction of Louvre Abu Dhabi to 'start immediately'






Arabtec has won a Dh2.4 billion order to build the long-delayed Louvre Abu Dhabi as a raft of stalled projects in the capital resume.

Construction on what is set to become one of the capital's most defining landmarks will start immediately.

"The Louvre Abu Dhabi is undoubtedly the most anticipated cultural development in the region and truly reflects the Emirates's ambition to strengthen its position on the global map as a cultural epicenter," said Hasan Ismaik, managing director of Arabtec in a statement.

The giant project designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Jean Nouvel is being built on Saadiyat Island and is one of three planned museums that have faced delays.

It will be located in the heart of the island's cultural district alongside the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi expected to open in 2017 and the Zayed National Museum planned to open in 2016.

Arabtec won the Louvre order with Oger Abu Dhabi and Constructora San Jose. The museum's concrete frame is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2014 with opening planned in 2015.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is to comprise a built up area of 64,000 square metres, and include pavilions, plazas and canals.

Abu Dhabi's Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) awarded the contract to Arabtec.

"The awarding of this contract confirms Abu Dhabi's commitment in developing iconic museums in the Saadiyat Cultural District," said Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, TDIC's chairman.

Shares Arabtec jumped by 4.5 per cent to a two-month high this morning on news of the contract win.

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Old January 9th, 2013, 11:59 AM   #3
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nice rendering of the project
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Old January 9th, 2013, 12:02 PM   #4
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Old January 9th, 2013, 01:35 PM   #5
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Whoa, construction has started already!
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Old January 9th, 2013, 07:57 PM   #6
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Great News indeed
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Old January 10th, 2013, 02:23 AM   #7
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it looks like the back (shell) of a giant turtle
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Old January 11th, 2013, 07:40 PM   #8
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Whoa, construction has started already!
I think most of that piling was from two years ago, before it was put on hold...
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Old January 12th, 2013, 08:41 AM   #9
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I see. Thanks for the info
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Secret Picasso Revealed in the Abu Dhabi Louvre exhibition - "Birth of a Museum."

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1. Buhddha Head, Easter Wei Dynasty, 534-550 CE .
2. Portrait of a Lady, Pablo Picasso, 1928.
3. Le Bohémien, Édouard Manet, 1861-1862.


Louvre Abu Dhabi will open its next exhibition - Birth of a Museum on 22 April (running until 20 July, 2013) on Saadiyat
Island showcasing important works of art from the Louvre Abu Dhabi permanent collection, some of which have never
been seen or revealed before. Pablo Picasso’s never before exhibited work, Portrait of a Lady is one of the art works
in Louvre Abu Dhabi’s permanent collection and included in the Birth of a Museum exhibition (22 April– 20 July, 2013).
A practically unknown work, Portrait of a Lady has never been exhibited before, and only mentioned in A Life of Picasso:
The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932 written by John Richardson in 2007.

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Old March 20th, 2013, 02:19 AM   #11
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Louvre Abu Dhabi will open its next exhibition - Birth of a Museum on 22 April (running until 20 July, 2013) on Saadiyat
Island showcasing important works of art from the Louvre Abu Dhabi permanent collection, some of which have never
been seen or revealed before.
where are they being displayed exactly? at manarat al saadiyat? or has the louvre been completed overnight??

edit: just read the full press release, its at manarat al saadyiat
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Old April 17th, 2013, 01:32 AM   #12
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Abu Dhabi Louvre displays first art collection

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Curators speak during a conference on the new Louvre Art Museum in Abu Dhabi (File)

The Louvre Abu Dhabi gallery on Tuesday unveiled more than 130 artworks from the museum's first permanent collection, ranging from paintings by Picasso and Mondrian to Islamic miniatures.
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Old April 17th, 2013, 10:24 PM   #13
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That's interesting!
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Old April 18th, 2013, 08:03 AM   #14
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can't wait it see the building
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Louvre Abu Dhabi dome work begins

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Louvre Abu Dhabi, the first of three iconic museums on Saadiyat Island, achieved the first major milestone in the construction of the museum’s distinct dome.

The museum, being developed by Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), master developer of major tourism, cultural and residential destinations in Abu Dhabi, is part of the government strategy to attract tourism.

Shaikh Sultan bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of TDIC and Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, witnessed the first concrete pour for one of the four piers that are to hold the dome of the Louvre Abu Dhabi.

The dome, which has a diameter of 180 metres and is expected to weigh more than 7,000 tonnes — almost the weight of the Eiffel Tower — will be supported by four piers that will be nine metres high at the entrance of the museum and will reach up to 30 metres below.

The design concept behind the laced dome is to reflect the interlaced palm trees traditionally used as roofing material in the region, allowing the sun to shine through like “a rain of light.”

It was designed so the roof primarily acts as a shading canopy to protect the outside plaza and building below from the radiant heat of the sun, providing comfort and reducing building energy consumption. Work on the dome is expected to be complete by the end of 2014.

The museum, which will be surrounded by water, gives the illusion of a floating structure.

Louvre Abu Dhabi has achieved major developmental milestones with the finishing of the building’s detailed design and the completion of the infrastructure, which encompassed marine, excavation, piling and substructure works.

Managing Director of TDIC Mubarak Hamad Al Muhairi said: “this is an important time for us because it’s symbolic of moving into a new construction stage and most importantly getting another step closer towards realising our landmark project.”

A temporary platform in the sea, where the entire building will be constructed, was built in 2009 to allow all works to take place in a dry environment. Upon completion of the building, including the marine works, the 40-metre high concrete walls currently built in the sand will be removed to allow seawater to flow in gradually.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi’s permanent collections will take the visitor through a universal journey from the most ancient to contemporary through art works from different civilisations.

The museum will be one of the premier cultural institutions located in the heart of the Saadiyat Cultural District that are unprecedented in scale and scope. It will be located alongside Zayed National Museum, which will open in 2016, and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi that will open in 2017.

All this adds to the appeal of Saadiyat which exudes an exclusive lifestyle through the island’s high-end residential, leisure, cultural and tourism facilities.

Saadiyat hosts premium residential, hospitality, education, retail and leisure brands, combined with some of the world’s leading cultural institutions, all within easy reach.

The island, which covers 27 square kilometres, will eventually be home to 145,000 people.


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Old May 7th, 2013, 07:24 AM   #17
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anyone knows the exact location in google earth? pls... Thanks!
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anyone knows the exact location in google earth? pls... Thanks!
Type into the GoogleMaps / Google Earth search field this coordinates:
24.533977,54.398727

Or watch the site and the Abu Dhabi Louvre Mockup via my website (Google Earth Plugin is recommended):
http://www.mister-foley.com/models/view/louvre_AD/106
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I'm excited about this project. I hope the interior looks and overall construction quality comes at least as close as the original Louvre.

How does this new Louvre work out? Is there artwork that is in storage somewhere because it all cannot fit in the original Louvre? I'm curious as to where they will find Louvre quality artwork if it's all already at the Paris Louvre.

Edit: I should have read the articles first, my questions seem to be answered by them.

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Old May 20th, 2013, 06:07 AM   #20
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Hi I love this project, any news or pics of the construction of the louvre museum?
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