Museographic design, Louvre Abu Dhabi
The scenographic project is at one with the architecture. It proposes constant dialogue between the interior and exterior through visual cues. The floors of the exterior extend into the interstices of the interior, at time creating rich ambiguities between the exterior and the interior.
Affirming the timeless dimension linked to the ‘trans-historical’ character of the Louvre Abu Dhabi.
The scenography offers pure atmospheres, simple forms, favouring the play of light, points of view, perspectives, the refinement and softness of the materials and highlighting the works. We have avoided placing undue emphasis on motifs. In our view, the only motif of the building is the rich variety of moving shadows of the dome. All the ceilings of the museum are defined by a constellation of natural or artificial skylights, revealing the depths and thicknesses of the materials. The dialogue with the sky thus continues inside the rooms. We proposed that each room, regardless of its contents, should be named after a constellation. The names of these constellations will be definitively engraved in the floor, at the entrance of each space.
Permanent museographic design of the Louvre Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi
6 000 m²
Projectiles, architect + scenograph (project manager)
Atelier Pierre di Sciullo, graphic design
L'Autobus Impérial, signage
Hervé Audibert, lighting design
Pierre Taillardat, multimedia design
Rpo, construction economist
Algoe, project and programme management
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