Light will shimmer through roof cutouts in Jean Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi

The building will house what the Louvre calls “the first global art museum in the Arab world.”

February 17, 2015 |
Light will shimmer through roof cutouts in Jean Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi

The latticed dome is supported by the sculptural, rectangular interiors. Renderings courtesy Jean Nouvel Architects

After many delays since construction started in 2009, the Jean Nouvel-designed Louvre Abu Dhabi is slated for completion sometime this year, My Modern Met reports.

The building, which will house what the Louvre calls “the first global art museum in the Arab world,” will occupy 8,000 sf. Around 2,000 sf will be used for permanent collections and the rest for temporary exhibits.

A latticed dome features small cutouts where fractured bits of sunlight can shine through and cast shadows.

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