Louvre – 24,000 sq m Dome in Abu Dhabi by Jean Nouvel

A floating 24,000 sq m dome will house the Louvre on Saadiyat Island. Jean Nouvel’s web-patterned dome will filter sun into the building, inspired by the idea of rays passing through date palm fronds in an oasis. The space will be a Francophile’s haven, housing long-term loans from the Louvre and other French artistic powerhouses like the Centre Georges Pompidou, Muse d’Orsay and Versailles.

Architect: Jean Nouvel