…one of the greatest museums in the world, and a country hungry to create an unparalleled cultural destination–sans any limits on funding or creativity–meet and agree on a singular vision ? There could be a number of answers but the only one that matters is the one which will open in 2015 in the United Arab Emirates. Jean Nouvel has joined forces with the French government and created an outpost to the beloved and highly prized Louvre.
His creation, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, is one of his finest. Exquisite and subtle, the building’s most note-worthy visual element resembles a hand-sewn fabric button and appears to float effortlessly over the waterfront characterizing Saadiyat Island’s Cultural District.