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Video: Louvre AD transforms into museum on the sea

This Louvre Abu Dhabi timelapse video shows the project being transformed into a 'museum on the sea'

The developer behind the Louvre Abu Dhabi has begun plans to integrate the sea into the museum project which is being built on Saadiyat Island.

The Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) said this significant milestone is a key step towards realising the vision for this cultural institution, by its famous architect Jean Nouvel, as a ‘museum city’ on the sea.

The process is taking place in three stages within the temporary earth platform, an area of reclaimed land sitting 4m about sea leave, from which all the construction work to date has been built.

This Louvre Abu Dhabi timelapse video shows the project being transformed into a 'museum on the sea'.

HE Ali Majed Al Mansoori, chairman of the board at TDIC, said: “This is a great milestone in the development of Louvre Abu Dhabi.

"This delicate process is the result of months of planning and preparation to ensure that the inflow of sea water takes place in a controlled manner around and within strategic places in the museum.

"We are confident that once it is concluded future visitors to Saadiyat island will be able to see the beauty of Louvre Abu Dhabi and experience first-hand how the vision for this project has been turned into reality.”

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