A ten year wait, double the expected time, for an artwork designed by Jean Nouvel. Located in the cultural district on the Saadiyat island, on a 97.000 sq.mt surface, finally the Louvre of Abu Dhabi has opened to the public in an astonishing architecture surely destined to become a global icon. It is a sort of “sky metaphor” the large eight-layered “bee nest” dome, that proposes again geometrical forms in Arabic style. A net of corridors and canals built on water creates a sort of labyrinth, whereas beams of light filter from the roof and draw mysterious shades on the white walls’ surfaces.
“The Louvre Abu Dhabi literally embodies an extraordinary project..."