Maritime Museum

Abu Dhabi / UAE / 2012

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The Maritime Museum project called for a symbolic building that reflects the local context of Abu Dhabi. The proposed building is composed as a rectangular volume from which a void is excavated in a form that echoes the shape of a ship’s sail swelling in the sea breeze. The sculptural building floats upon a plane of water and frames the magnificent seascape along the Saadiyat Island coast. Inside, the building contains a dynamic space that evokes the underside of a boat. Floors interconnected by slopes float at various levels within this cavernous interior to create an exciting spatial composition. The ground beneath the building is excavated in the inverted shape of the void above to create a large water tank. This water-filled exhibition space will offer visitors an opportunity to see the aquatic world from a unique underwater perspective. Il Museo Marino del giapponese Tadao Ando trae ispirazione non solo dal paesaggio naturale attorno, ma anche dalle tradizioni marine della città. La struttura, a forma di nave, rappresenta uno spazio in cui acqua e terra sono visivamente unite. All’interno dei sambuchi portano i visitatori nei diversi spazi espostivi. “Le barche a vela – spiega Ando – galleggiano sui vuoti degli spazi all’interno, e contribuiscono a creare una esperienza visiva mettendo in relazione gli oggetti tra loro e con l’architettura del museo”. “Al di sotto del pian terreno c’è un secondo spazio che ospita un enorme acquario. Una tradizionale barca a vela galleggia all’interno di questo spazio e può essere osservata da diverse prospettive”.
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    The Maritime Museum project called for a symbolic building that reflects the local context of Abu Dhabi. The proposed building is composed as a rectangular volume from which a void is excavated in a form that echoes the shape of a ship’s sail swelling in the sea breeze. The sculptural building floats upon a plane of water and frames the magnificent seascape along the Saadiyat Island coast. Inside, the building contains a dynamic space that evokes the underside of a boat. Floors interconnected...

    Project details
    • Year 2012
    • Work finished in 2012
    • Client Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC)
    • Status Current works
    • Type Museums
    • Websitehttp://www.tdic.ae
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