The Louvre Abu Dhabi is a museum, located on Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi. The total built up area of the museum is 24,000 square meters. This is part of an agreement between Abu Dhabi and the French government. Artwork from around the world is showcased at the museum.
The Louvre museum is part of a wider cultural district being developed by the Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC), which also includes the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and Zayed National Museum.
As a part of the architecture, two-thirds of the museum is covered by a white dome of 180m (590 feet) in diameter. The dome’s random – but carefully designed – arrangement of geometric openings was inspired by the interlaced palm leaves traditionally used as roofing material. The apertures will make it possible to control the light and temperature inside. The interior will be illuminated by a shifting ‘rain of light’, reminiscent of the Arabic mashrabiya and the beams of light that illuminate souks. Extending out over the water, the dome’s reflection will in turn cast a shimmering light on the underside of the building’s ‘skin’.
As everyone knows, there is no substitute for natural marble for its beauty and durability.
Construction on the main phase of the museum began in early 2013 by a consortium headed by Arabtec, Constructora San José and Oger Abu Dhabi designed by the Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel. As they were looking around the world for combination of grey and black theme of natural stone. Material Sourcing Consultant Dr. Stefano Hoffman of Stone inspector Company visited our quarry and we were one of the options for the reason that we were close to the site of Louvre Museum i.e. within 500 miles radius. Finally our material Petra Brown got approved for main galleries and we supplied the material from 3cm to 5 cm thickness.
Al Nasr Group Of Companies, a well-known group Internationally for Marble, in association with One of Abu Dhabi’s leading stone supplier Al Hashem Marble took the lead to involve in supply and installation of Marble for this project.
Al Nasr Group, the biggest quarry owners of many of the exquisite Marbles and the First and the biggest Marble Manufacturing Company in Oman and one of the largest Marble Manufacturing Company in world with a factory of 250,000 Sqm has Third Generation machinery with sophisticated, computerized and logic controlled plant that gives you marble sections of any specified shape and size with different finishes from Quarries that are located at different places in Sultanate of Oman.
Al Nasr Marble is really enthusiastic to have been chosen by a well know architectural firm as one of the reliable marble supply company for many prestigious projects, having the opportunity to place its elegant and refined materials in this sought contest. Al Nasr Marble material Petra Brown is used in several big projects. Al Nasr Marble quarries are superior & its clientele is spread in most parts of the Globe.