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Zayed National Museum in Abu Dhabi by Foster + Partners

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Foster+Partners designed the Zayed National Museum in Abu Dhabi. The museum is intended to be a monument and memorial to the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding president of the United Arab Emirates. Five principal galleries and three further spaces will contain exhibitions devoted to the story of the Sheikh Zayed, the history of the UAE and falconry and conservation. The Museum also will incorporate an education centre, theatre, shops, café, VIP areas, members’ lounges and performance spaces.

Zayed Museum at night

Zayed Museum at night - © Foster + Partners

  • Client: Tourism Development + Investment Company
  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Engineers: WSP/BDSP AKT
  • Local Architect: Planar
  • Landscape Architects: Atelier Dreiseitl
  • Lighting Designers: Claude Engle
  • Cost Consultants: RLB
  • Facade Access: Lerch Bates
  • Specification Writers: Schumann Smith
  • Air Flow Consultants: RWDI
  • Environmental Engineers: Transsolar
  • Auditorium Consultants: Shen Milsom + Wilke
  • Programme managers: AECOM
  • District Master Planners: TDIC Master Planners
  • Museography: The British Museum


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