Gehry Partners LLP, January ‘13
The new Guggenheim Abu Dhabi will be located in the Cultural District of Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Designed by internationally renowned architect Frank Gehry, the 450,000-square-foot museum will house its own major modern and contemporary art collection and present special exhibitions that will include works from the Guggenheim Foundation’s extensive collection. The museum, the largest Guggenheim in the world, will have global art, exhibitions and education programs with particular focus on Middle Eastern contemporary art. The Guggenheim Abu Dhabi joins other leading international cultural institutions in the unprecedented creation of a vibrant cultural destination for visitors from around the world.
Sonitus, as concept AV designers and systems consultant, is involved in the AV systems in the theatre, event spaces, galleries and in other museum-wide spaces. The high level of technology and infrastructure will allow the facility to fully integrate and support gallery installations, special events and a wide range of performing arts. In addition to event and curatorial needs, Sonitus is providing guidance for television, radio and other media broadcast support.