Beset by long delays in its construction and having cost an exorbitant US$712 million, the Louvre Abu Dhabi is nevertheless a striking piece of architecture. Photo: Roland Halbe

Louvre Abu Dhabi’s architect on what inspired its revolutionary design

Jean Nouvel created the ‘universal’ museum’s unique perforated dome and 21st century take on Arabic architecture. He explains how he sought to ‘translate and define the local culture’

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Beset by long delays in its construction and having cost an exorbitant US$712 million, the Louvre Abu Dhabi is nevertheless a striking piece of architecture. Photo: Roland Halbe
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