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Date : 13-06-2018

Time : 6:30 pm

TOPIC: Louvre Abu Dhabi - Engineering an Icon

Date: Wednesday 13 June 2018

Time: 18:30

Location: Radisson Blu Media City

Summary: The Louvre Abu Dhabi is the first of three new museums to be built in the new cultural district located on Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi. The project stands in the waters of the Gulf just off the coast and comprises a complex arrangement of gallery buildings located above a two-storey basement which extends 10m below sea level. It is covered by a 180m diameter steel dome which sits on just four supports and provides a 'rain of light' to the galleries and pedestrian plaza below. The presentation will focus on some of the many technical challenges encountered in the design and construction of this iconic project.