The Long Awaited Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Set to Open in 2025
Around sixteen years ago, Frank Gehry set a plan to construct the largest Guggenheim out of the four other outposts, even larger than his Guggenheim Bilbao.
Around sixteen years ago, Frank Gehry set a plan to construct the largest Guggenheim out of the four other outposts, even larger than his Guggenheim Bilbao. His vision of a 42,000-square-metresmuseum is being brought to life on Saadiyat Island, a region that is slowly becoming one of the UAE cultural hubs. This location allows Gehry to achieve his mission of turning this project into a national landmark by setting it in an environment that includes other state-of-the-art cultural institutions such as Jean Nouvel's Louvre Abu Dhabi.
What sets this museum apart is its assemblage of galleries that vary in shape and size and its diverse facilities, which include a center for art and technology, a children's education facility, archives, library, and a conservation laboratory!
As soon as it opens its doors, this museum’s operations will be controlled by the Guggenheim Foundation while being owned by Abu Dhabi's Tourism Development & Investment Company, which played an important role when it comes to project investment.
- date publishedNovember 24, 2021
- original sourceDezeen