Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

GCAM collaborated closely with Frank Gehry and the client in creating an extraordinary design.  Additionally, GCAM developed a Content Narrative and Program Implementation Template as a detailed program document for the Museum’s Exhibitions Program, Collections, and Site Specific Installations.  The architecture and the program were designed to be inextricably linked to each other as well as to the unique character of Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates.  The Museum was envisioned to have a specific, authentic, and powerful Arab and Middle Eastern identity, and at the same time address a sophisticated, global, and international audience.

The extraordinary design of an approximately 80,000 square meter building as well as terraces and semi-enclosed spaces – all able to be fully engaged in program – present an image and silhouette suggesting Bedouin tents in the desert and Arabian wind towers.  The building’s architecture is predicated on a direct engagement with the most distinctive elements of the Abu Dhabi environment – the sun, the sand, the wind, and the sea.

The core permanent collection proposed for the museum was defined as art from the 1960s and globally focused.  A dynamic program of acquisitions, commissions, and site-specific installations was envisioned for this purpose.  There is also an integrally related special exhibitions program of extraordinary breadth and depth to fully engage all media of Modern and contemporary art, with a particular focus on Middle Eastern contemporary art,  to be able to speak to local, regional, and international audiences.


阿联酋,阿布扎比市——古根海姆阿布扎比博物馆

GCAM和弗兰克·盖里及其客户密切合作打造一个非凡的设计。此外,GCAM还为该博物馆的展览计划,收藏及装置艺术开发了一个“内容叙述与方案实施”模板,作为一份详细的方案文件。这座建筑和这个项目彼此密不可分,并且和阿布扎比以及阿联酋的特征密切相关。这座博物馆被设想成具有具体,真实而强大的阿拉伯及中东特点,同时又能满足复杂的全球和国际观众。

占地约80000平方米的建筑,以及露台和半封闭空间——这些独特设计都能够充分包含在项目当中——呈现了沙漠和阿拉伯风塔中贝都因人帐篷的轮廓。这座建筑的设计基于直接参与阿布扎比环境中最有特色的元素——阳光,沙滩,风,和大海。

这座博物馆提出的的核心永久收藏被定义为上世纪60年代以来的全球艺术。出于这一目的设想了一份有关收购,佣金和特定地点装置的动态方案。同时还有一份整体相关的专题展览计划,在非凡的广度和深度上全面包含现当代艺术的所有媒介,特别关注中东地区的当代艺术,以便迎合当地,地区和国际观众。