Zayed National Museum in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

November 26, 2010 Category: Cultural, Public Buildings

Located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Zayed National Museum was designed by Foster + Partners has released new images of its designs for the Zayed National Museum in Abu Dhabi, after they were officially unveiled by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashi Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain.

These heated protrusions are not only designed for dramatic aesthetic effect, but also to draw cooling air currents from the museum itself, vertically through the galleries using the thermal stack effect.

Aside from the various exhibition spaces which are centred by a bold top-lit lobby, the Zayed National Museum also features shops, cafés, an auditorium and informal venues for the performance of poetry and dance. The intense sunlight of the Abu Dhabi region is carefully directed through specifically located openings, engineered to illuminate the artworks to the greatest effect.

Zayed National Museum in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  design by Foster + PartnersZayed National Museum in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates design by Foster + Partners

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Zayed National Museum in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  design Exterior 4Zayed National Museum in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates design Exterior 4

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