Jean Nouvel’s long-awaited Louvre Abu Dhabi to open 11 November

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The long-awaited Louvre Abu Dhabi will open its doors to the public on 11 November 2017 with an opening celebration including symposiums, performances, concerts, dance and visual arts. The centre piece of the museum, designed by Pritzker prize-winning French architect Jean Nouve, is a 180-metre silver dome. The “museum city” (arab Medina) is comprised of almost 8,000 unique metal stars which filter sunlight to create a moving “rain of light” beneath the dome, reminiscent of the overlapping palm trees of the surrounding environment.

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