KEO is proud to have played a significant role in the Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The museum was officially inaugurated on November 8th 2017 and is now the largest art museum in the Arabian peninsula.
Designed by Pritzker prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel and located in Saadiyat Cultural District, the Louvre Abu Dhabi is inspired by the falaj water system which is derived from ancient Arabian engineering. The museum’s geometric lace dome reflects the interlaced palm leaves traditionally used as roofing material in the Emirates.
KEO was engaged by Ateliers Jean Nouvel as the Supervising Architect in mid-2013 and in addition to providing quality supervision services KEO also provided key services in health & safety and is providing ongoing services in sustainability - in late 2017, the project achieved a LEED Silver rating and an Estidama 3 Pearls rating. The museum has been developed by Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) with the expertise of Agence France-Museums and in partnership with the Musée du Louvre.