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Jean Nouvel designed Museum on Saadiyat Island

Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi


Inspired design befitting The Louvre Museum, France’s largest cultural export ever undertaken. The museum houses over 9,200 m2 of galleries making it one of the largest art installations in the region.

KEO is proud to have played a significant role in the delivery of the Louvre Museum, Abu Dhabi, The museum was officially inaugurated in November 2017 and since has had 2 million visitors a year.

Designed by Pritzker prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel, the museum is located in the Saadiyat Cultural District. The museum design was inspired by the falaj water system. The museum’s geometric lace dome reflects the interlaced palm leaves traditionally used as roofing material in the Emirates. In addition to gallery spaces, the museum includes unique visitor areas including dining facilities.

KEO was engaged by Ateliers Jean Nouvel as the construction Supervising Consultant.

KEO also provided sustainability services supporting the project to achieve a LEED Silver rating and an Estidama 3 Pearls rating.

The museum has been developed by Tourism Development & Investment Company with the expertise of Agence France-Museums and in partnership with the Musée du Louvre.

TDIC, Tourism Development & Investment Company

End User:


Estimated Cost:
$ 653 Million

Buit-up-Area: 24,000 sq m

Services Provided:
Health, Safety & Environmental
Construction Supervision
Sustainability Services

In Association with:
Ateliers Jean Nouvel

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