Zayed National Museum
The Zayed National Museum will honour the late leader of the UAE, H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and will provide a new source of inspiration to the world. The museum will provide a fitting testament to the life and times of this towering national figure, to his inspired vision and to the legacy he left behind. Given the institution’s central location and overarching importance, twelve of the world’s top architectural firms participated in a competition to create the most appropriate and awe-inspiring design for this modern Arabian icon. The Pritzker Prize winning Foster + Partners were declared winners, and their iconic design will soon be unveiled to the world.
Foster + Partners is one of the UK’s leading architectural firms, which continues the work and design philosophy of its Pritzker Architecture Prize winning founder, Lord Norman Foster. The firm is responsible for some of the more iconic structures of the 20th and 21st Centuries, including the breathtaking Chep Lap Kok Airport, the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank, and Spain’s Bilbao Metro
Foster + Partners´ architecture is driven by the pursuit of quality - a belief that people’s surroundings directly influence the quality of their lives. A primary concern is the physical context of each of their projects, being both sensitive to the culture and climate of their spaces. They have applied the same priorities to public infrastructure worldwide, throughout airports, railway stations, metros, bridges, communication towers, regional plans and city centres.
Zayed National Musem is due to open in 2016.
- Full Operation
- Soft Opening
- Interior Fit Out
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