The British museum will go to Abu Dhabi

The project of the Guggenheim museum on the Saadiyat island, UAE. The architect Frank Gehry

One of the largest museums in the world together with the capital’s authorities of UAE is going to turn Abu Dhabi into the cultural centre of the country.

The main executive director of the Abu Dhabi company Tourism Development and Investment Co. (TDIC) Lee Tabler reported at the opening of the international exhibition of real estate Dubai Cityscape–2008 that the specialists of the British museum will come to Abu Dhabi soon. However according to the Lee Tabler’s words it should be concluded that the British museum is not going to open its branch in the capital of Emirates yet.

In accordance with the idea of authorities of this Arabic country the island Saadiyat (the territory is 27 square km), situated in Abu Dhabi must be turned into the cultural centre of the world class. According to the project of the general plan worked out by the architects from the SOM, there will be situated 29 hotels, quays for yachts, parks, fields for golf, developed infrastructure for operating stuff, included houses for 150000 persons.

The four complexes will have the leading role in this cultural centre: the Guggenheim museum (Guggenheim Abu Dhabi) – the architect is Frank Gehry, the Performing Arts Center – according to the project of Zaha Hadid, the Museum of Classical Art – the architect is Jean Nouvel and the Maritime Museum, projected by Japan architect Tadao Ando.

Published in: on November 19, 2008 at 9:25 am  Leave a Comment  
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