In words, images and multimedia, we show what it takes to construct what will be one of the world's most talked-about buildings, from the designers who conceived it, to the astonishing technology involved and the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary dedication is making it happen.
January 2013: Work restarted on the Louvre Abu Dhabi after TDIC awards contract to joint venture headed by Arabtec.
July 2013: Work ends on four concrete pillars that will support the dome.
October 2013: Completion due of foundation slabs for the two basement levels.
November 2013: Work expected to begin on the dome.
First half 2014: Gallery structures due to be finished.
2015: Expected completion date for Louvre Abu Dhabi.
In an exclusive interview on his recent visit to the capital, the architect Jean Nouvel discusses the design of Louvre Abu Dhabi with Nick Leech at a crucial stage in the project’s development.
A look at other architectural marvels from Jean Nouvel, the architect of Louvre Abu Dhabi.
The Tourism Development and Investment Company said the award underlined its dedication to sustainability in projects such as Louvre Abu Dhabi
The Louvre Abu Dhabi will open its doors to visitors in 2015, but one of the most crucial phases of construction is well under way.
How do you build a dome from 400,000 pieces that together weigh more than the Eiffel Tower? The answer is found here, with our interactive guide that forms the latest part of our ground-breaking Making of a Museum Series and explains exactly how the roof...
The first piece of the Louvre Abu Dhabi's huge steel dome, which will be constructed of 85 total separate pieces, has been lifted into place marking a milestone for the iconic museum development.
On December 5 2013 the first super size element (SSE 63) was lifted into place on top of temporary towers constructed to support the dome of the Louvre Abu Dhabi. This first lift is a crucial milestone and over the next few months the rest of the super...
Work on the Louvre Abu Dhabi continues with the installation of first piece of the steel dome, which will be constructed of 85 total separate pieces. The element weighs about 41 tons, and will rest on its sphere-shaped bearings nestled in bearing plates...
An interesting timelapse shows the rapid progress of the Louvre site's construction on Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi.
In order to meet its deadline, construction of the Louvre Abu Dhabi must take place all hours of the day and night. Nick Leech joins the night shift.
Landmark museum earns a significant achievement as the building site racks up a million man hours without a serious accident as the project progresses.
Managing health and safety on a building site is tough, especially at the height of a UAE summer. When cases of heat stress at the site of the Louvre doubled despite all the safeguards, Stephen Van Wyngaard had to work fast to find and solve the problem,...
In part of an ongoing look at the building of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, James Langton finds out how both employer and employee adapt to a summer Ramadan on the job.