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Gehry, Hadid, Foster, Ando, & Nouvel – All on One Small Island

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, designed by Frank Gehry

image: TDIC/Architectural Record

Angela Shah has written a short, interesting article entitled “Projects by Nouvel and Gehry Finally Moving Forward on Saadiyat Island” in Architectural Record, looking at the Abu Dhabi Saadiyat Island starchitect-designed projects which include, among others, Ateliers Jean Nouvel’s design for the Louvre Abu Dhabi and Frank Gehry’s design for the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi; only part of the estimated $27 billion Saadiyat Island development project.

Cultural ambition writ very large.  Of course, oil will eventually run out.

The mushroom-like Louvre Abu Dhabi designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel

image: TDIC/Architectural Record

Slide show of the starchitect projects, here.

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9 Responses to “Gehry, Hadid, Foster, Ando, & Nouvel – All on One Small Island”

  1. too… many…. archistars…. 😀

    • pjlr said

      Hello Gregor. One perhaps doesn’t want to complain about the talent of the architects in question. However, one may certainly be inclined to question the “star system” in whatever domain it may be applied. One may also wonder about the impact, visual or otherwise, of so many dramatic structures in such close proximity.

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