The Louvre Abu Dhabi – engineering an icon
Date & Time

12 October 2020
18:00 for 18:30 start

Location

John Galsworthy Building, Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
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Price

Free

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The Louvre Abu Dhabi – engineering an icon

Date & Time

12 October 2020
18:00 for 18:30 start

Location

John Galsworthy Building, Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
View on Google Maps

Price

Free

Availability Places available

Brian Cole, Buro Happold Project Director, will give a presentation about the design and construction of Louvre Abu Dhabi.

Born out of an intergovernmental agreement between Abu Dhabi and France in 2007, Louvre Abu Dhabi embodies the spirit of openness and dialogue among cultures, displaying works of historical, cultural and sociological significance from different times and civilisations.

The museum’s permanent collection forms an art historical narrative, taking the visitor from ancient times to the contemporary through 23 permanent galleries in 12 separate sequences. It also features important loaned artworks from prestigious French institutions.

The Museum stands offshore in the waters of the Gulf and is shaded by a 180m diameter steelwork dome.

The presentation will explain the context of the Museum within the Abu Dhabi Cultural District and will give details of some of the many engineering challenges which were overcome during the design and construction of this iconic project.

Speaker

Brian Cole, Director, Buro Happold Engineering, Louvre Abu Dhabi.

Additional Attendee Information

Sandwiches and beverages will be served at 18:00.



One and a half hours of CPD.



The free parking regime after 18:00 at the university’s grounds was adjusted recently and is limited, please contact Ted Donchev [email protected] to book.



Alternatively, use any RingGo options and plenty of NCP parking in the vicinity, but avoid using the Bittoms Car Park as it closes after 19:00.

Contact

Email - [email protected]

Name - Edward Bromhead

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