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Featured here on ArchDaily are the recently unveiled designs by Foster + Partners for the Zayed National Museum.   The monument and memorial to the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding president of the UAE, is located  on Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE, and will be the first museum completed for the island. Architecturally, the aim has been to combine a highly efficient, contemporary form with elements of traditional Arabic design and hospitality to create a museum that is sustainable, welcoming and culturally of its place. Celebrating Sheikh Zayed’s legacy and love of nature, the museum is set within a landscaped garden, based on a timeline of his life. Architects: Foster + Partners Location: Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE Foster + Partners Project Team: Norman Foster, David Nelson, Gerard Evenden, Toby Blunt, Martin Castle, Ross Palmer, Dara Towhidi, Karsten Vollmer, Barrie Cheng, Ho Ling Cheung, Sidonie Immler, Joern Herrmann, Andrew King, Gemma Owen, Jillian Salter, Marilu Sicoli, Daniel Weiss, Bram Van Der Wal, Simon Wing Engineers: WSP/BDSP AKT Local Architect: Planar Landscape Architects: Atelier Dreiseitl Lighting Designers: Claude Engle Cost Consultants: RLB Facade Access: Lerch Bates Specification Writers: Schumann Smith Air Flow Consultants: RWDI Environmental Engineers: Transsolar Auditorium Consultants: Shen Milsom + Wilke People Movement Consultants: Intelligent Space Programme Managers: AECOM District Master Planners: TDIC Master Planners Museography: The British Museum Client: Tourism Development + Investment Company Project Area: 66,042 sqm Renderings: Courtesy of Foster + Partners View more View full description
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