GA Document 145: Jean Nouvel Louvre Abu Dhabi

Publisher Ada Edita Global Architecture

ISBN 9784871402408

Idea Code 18108

‘GA Document’ presents a detailed look at Jean Nouvel’s recently completed Louvre Abu Dhabi. Poised between desert, sky, and sea, the stunning double dome, 180 metres in diameter, incorporates a horizontal, perfectly radiating geometry. It is both a calm and complex place, with the dome as a traditional element of Arab architecture that primarily acts as a protective canopy, offering a cool haven of dappled light during the day and a shining oasis at night. On the interior, 8,600 square metres of exhibition spaces and museum galleries reinforce the structure’s palatial dimensions, all with state-of-the-art materials and technologies that provide optimal climate control and shading.

112 p, ills colour & bw, 26 x 30 cm, pb, Japanese/English


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