Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum
Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
In 2006, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation made an agreement with the city of Abu Dhabi to build a Guggenheim Museum – the world’s largest to date. Following the completion of early design work and a brief hold, the project restarted in 2019.
The four-level structure will include exhibition space within multiple gallery levels, as well as educational, retail, public and event spaces. The museum patrons’ experience will be enhanced by the opportunity to participate in a wide range of presentations, seminars, lectures, artist talks and workshops, as well as musical, dance and performance art programs to meet the Guggenheim Foundation’s curatorial and educational goals.
Auerbach Pollock Friedlander started work on the project in 2008 and is providing full scope theatre and audio-video consulting through the bidding phase for the Museum’s 225-seat Flexible Theatre space, 75-seat orientation theatre, indoor event support and audio-video infrastructure for the art galleries.
Design Architect: Gehry Partners, LLP
Acoustics: Arup Acoustics
Size: 40,000 m2
Completion: Fall 2024 Estimated