The Louvre Abu Dhabi, a one of its kind project, is a unique universal museum designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Jean Nouvel, destined to showcase Abu Dhabi to the world.
It will consist of permanent and temporary galleries, a children’s museum, associated storage and conservation areas, administration areas and food and beverage outlets. It is located on Saadiyat Island, 500 meters off the coast of Abu Dhabi.
The museum on its own will cover approximately 24,000 m2, with other auxiliary facilities adding to the overall size of the project for a total of around 80,000 m2.
The project is designed by Buro Happold with a state-of-the-art MEP design comprising, in addition to the conventional MEP works, of the following:
The selection of Specon to execute the works in a joint venture with Drake & Scull (DSE) was based on strong technical expertise, design & engineering capabilities, thorough understanding of complex projects, and our ability to demonstrate high quality project delivery capacity, and awareness of Abu Dhabi social welfare responsibilities.
In addition to the challenges posed by the highly complex technical intricacies related to the architectural concept, the project will also be delivered to LEED Silver and Estidama Pearl 3 requirements.