Witness an Architectural Masterpiece being constructed with EarthCam’s 4K Time-Lapse for the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum. This short video captures the mesmerizing stages of construction, from the pre-build ground-moving to the “piecing-together” of the enormous perforated dome that has made this building a modern architectural marvel.
About the Dome
It is a project founded on a major symbol of Arab architecture: the dome. But here, with its evident shift from tradition, the dome is a modern proposal. All climates like exceptions. Warmer when it is cold. Cooler in the tropics. People do not resist thermal shock well. Nor do works of art. Such elementary observations have influenced the Louvre Abu Dhabi. It wishes to create a welcoming world serenely combining light and shadow, reflection and calm. It wishes to belong to a country, to its history, to its geography without becoming a flat translation, the pleonasm that results in boredom and convention. It also aims at emphasizing the fascination generated by rare encounters.
“A double dome 180 meters in diameter, offering horizontal, perfectly radiating geometry, a randomly perforated woven material, providing shade punctuated by bursts of sun. The dome gleams in the Abu Dhabi sunshine. At night, this protected landscape is an oasis of light under a starry dome”.
Project Architects: Jean Nouvel
Video Courtesy of EarthCam