guggenheim art pavillion by studio pei-zhu image courtesy studio pei-zhu

studio pei-zhu have designed the guggenheim art pavillion located in biennale park part of the new cultural district of abu dhabi, adjacent to the urban city, park land, and canal.

the saadiyat island cultural district cultural district will boast four museums, a performing arts center and 19 art pavilions; designed by renowned architects frank gehry, jean nouvel, zaha hadid, tadao ando, greg lynn, david adjaye, hani rashid, seung h-sang and  studio pei-zhu.

for the project studio pei-zhu created a floating building that is a bridge from the city. the floating mass creates continuous public space at building base providing clear view angles from the city to the park. its dynamic aircraft sculptural form identifies the iconic gateway to the biennale park; to the north, responds to geometry and scale of the city and to the south, pavilion tapers are stretched towards the canal

the projection creates a shaded area along the canal during the summer and the roof becomes secondary ground with direct sun during the winter. the structure’s expansive column-free interior exhibition hall, provides natural circulation. minimal glazing will be used for solar heat gain reduction.

studio pei zhu: guggenheim art pavillion, abu dhabi guggenheim art pavillion – main entrance image courtesy studio pei-zhu

studio pei zhu: guggenheim art pavillion, abu dhabi guggenheim art pavillion- roofscape rendering image courtesy studio pei-zhustudio pei zhu: guggenheim art pavillion, abu dhabi guggenheim art pavillion- canal image courtesy studio pei-zhu

studio pei zhu: guggenheim art pavillion, abu dhabi guggenheim art pavillion- main exhibition space image courtesy studio pei-zhu

studio pei zhu: guggenheim art pavillion, abu dhabi

studio pei zhu: guggenheim art pavillion, abu dhabi guggenheim art pavillion- model image courtesy studio pei-zhu studio pei zhu: guggenheim art pavillion, abu dhabi guggenheim art pavillion- model image courtesy studio pei-zhu

studio pei zhu: guggenheim art pavillion, abu dhabi guggenheim art pavillion- west elevation image courtesy studio pei-zhu

studio pei zhu: guggenheim art pavillion, abu dhabi guggenheim art pavillion- east elevation image courtesy studio pei-zhu

studio pei zhu: guggenheim art pavillion, abu dhabi guggenheim art pavillion- location image courtesy studio pei-zhu