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Saadiyat Island

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The island will feature a Louvre, a Guggenheim and buildings by Hadid, Ando and Foster

Arabic for ‘Happiness Island’, Saadiyat Island is located just 500m off Abu Dhabi Island. The £17 billion masterplan, designed by EDAW with government developer TDIC, includes services and housing for 150,000 people and divides the 27km2 island into seven districts.

The Cultural District will include the Louvre Abu Dhabi by Jean Nouvel, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi by Frank Gehry, Performing Arts Centre by Zaha Hadid, Maritime Museum by Tadao Ando and the Sheikh Zayed National Museum by Foster + Partners (see pictures below). Saadiyat Island is due to be completed in 2018.

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