Abu Dhabi Art Park

Abu Dhabi Art Park

ABU DHABI, UAE

Abu Dhabi Art Park

ABU DHABI, UAE
6 Hectares
80,000m2 Structured Program
400 Guestrooms

Overview


With the introduction of several world-class museums and institutions to the cultural landscape of Abu Dhabi (including the Louvre and Guggenheim museums), it was determined that a cultural institution should be established to nurture a local appreciation of the arts, and to foster an arts education among the children of the UAE capitol. A 6-hectare site on the Grand Canal was selected in the neighborhood of Bayn Al Jassrayn, in close proximity to the Grand Mosque, for the new Abu Dhabi Art Park.

The project brief includes an art school offering classes in the visual and performing arts; a state of-the-art performance venue and large exposition hall to feature the work of international artists and festivals; and family-friendly gathering spaces, all situated in a landscaped sculpture park. Restaurants and boutique arts-oriented retail shops are located at the canal edge, with water taxi service to and from nearby attractions.

A four-star hotel to accommodate visiting artists and dignitaries is an integral part of the project, and includes short-term guestrooms as well as serviced apartments for extended-stay guests. A full complement of hotel amenities includes a conference center, fitness center, landscaped pool deck and private beachfront, as well as a signature restaurant.

Visitor parking and services to the entire facility are configured on a level below grade.

The design team was charged with implementing the project program, designing the master plan, creating design guidelines for phased development, and providing strategies for long-term operations and maintenance.

A cultural institution established to nurture a local appreciation of the arts, the Abu Dhabi Art Park includes an art school, a performance venue and large exposition hall to feature the work of international artists and festivals, and family-friendly gathering spaces, all situated in a landscaped sculpture park. Restaurants and boutique arts-oriented retail shops are located at the canal edge, with water taxi service to and from nearby attractions.

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