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Monday, November 29, 2010

FALCON-INSPIRED MUSEUM,UAE

Foster and Partners recently unveiled this design for a museum on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi. Named after UAE founder Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Zayed National Museum will be dedicated to the history and culture of the country.

Because of the Sheikh's love of falconry, the museum will feature five lightweight steel towers resembling birds’ wings. This theme is further celebrated by a gallery devoted to the subject, along with an outdoor arena for live displays with hunting birds.

Located within a man-made, landscaped mound, the galleries are anchored by a dramatic top-lit central lobby, which brings together shops, cafes, an auditorium and informal venues for performances of poetry and dance.
























































































10 comments:

Valerie said...

The design is very eyecatching. Unique and quite beautiful.

डॉ. रूपचन्द्र शास्त्री मयंक (उच्चारण) said...

ब्यूटीफुल!
बहुत-बहुत शुभकामनाएँ!

P.N. Subramanian said...

Amazing Falcon Museum!

Sandhya said...

I had never heard of this building until now, beautiful, transparent feathers! Thank you, Urmi!

Indrani said...

Wow! terrific.

budh.aaah said...

Wow! How come I never saw this awesome piece of architecture before. Thanks Babli :) I am back at my blog..Thanks for ur support that I got thoughout.

Kurinji said...

superb!

Sat_hi_sh said...

truly amazing :)
i dunno where you get these kinda pics from :)

Margaret Cloud said...

What a beautiful building and so different. Looks very modern.

Jeevan said...

Amazing, awesome and interesting!