Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi recognised for its sustainable design
The Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi has received an award for its sustainable design and overall excellence as a green building.
According to abudhabicityguide.com, the museum is being developed by the Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) and Dr Nathalie Staelens, head of environmental services, expressed her joy at receiving the award.
“We are delighted to receive this award for Louvre Abu Dhabi, which goes on to show that TDIC ensures that environmental sustainability is integrated into its developments including large-scale projects such as Louvre Abu Dhabi,” she said.
The museum was awarded the Green Building Award at the Green Middle East Awards for Environmental Excellence but this isn’t the only accolade its picked up recently. It also received a three pearl rating under the Estidama scheme from the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council, reports thenational.ae.
One of three museums currently being constructed in Abu Dhabi
Louvre Abu Dhabi isn’t complete yet and it is only one of three museums currently being constructed, all of which were designed by award-winning architects. Construction for the Louvre will finalise in 2015, followed by the Zayed National Museum in 2016 and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi in 2017.
All three of the museums will be located in the Saadiyat Cultural District which aims to provide residents and tourists with plenty of leisure and educational facilities.
Author: Laura Varley Date Written: 28 November 2013