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Arab World Institute

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Jean Nouvel
 
location Paris
function museum, library, culture
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In 1980, 18 Arab countries concluded an agreement with France to establish the AWI to spread knowledge and research the Arab World’s language, and its cultural and spiritual values, reflecting the opinion, that the Arab world - its civilization and values, its past and its future - needs to be better known and understood in the West. It supplies cultural information in a wide range of media: libraries, electronic databanks, a conventional, glass-case museum, audio-visual displays, and an outreach program of touring exhibits and performances as well. This is not an Arab building, but an occidental one, it’s not pastiche, like the Paris Mosque, but modern and from an urban point of view, the Institute is a hinge between 2 cultures and 2 histories. Certain symbolic items like the “moucharabiehs” whose polygons of varying shapes and sizes, create a geometric effect recalling the Alhambra. Jean Nouvel designed the whole of the museum, including the showcases, seating, and display furniture.

 

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ashlee says:
this building is beautiful anyone have any idea were I can get a real 3d model of this building for school? structural details for revit?
11-Mar-14
The building with one of the most beautiful inner natural light.
sint-laureins, Belgium 06-Apr-13
Zaeema says:
Can't wait to get my admission in UPMC and see this beautiful building in REAL this RAMADAM! yippeee
09-Apr-12

Napoli, Italy 30-Sep-11
Moshaikah says:
Perfect design by Haddad
24-Jun-11
davidb says:
Watch your head on the low ceilings!
Kingswinford, United Kingdom 03-Jan-11
Delly says:
Perfect JOB
my place look
http://ipt.olhares.com/data/big/407/4071637.jpg
Lisboa, Portugal 01-Oct-10
Lisboa, Portugal 01-Oct-10
Delly says:
Lisboa, Portugal 01-Oct-10
Delly says:
Lisboa, Portugal 01-Oct-10
hendrik says:
This is one of my best favorite architectures !! The facade is simple,but the interior space is...Wow!!marverous!!
KYOTO, Japan 17-Aug-10
sally says:
i lov this site
03-Jun-10
peteshep says:
Interior shot, on flickr, here:
Link
P :-)
Auckland, New Zealand 09-Feb-10
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Arab World Institute
Address
Rue des Fosses-Saint-Bernard 1
France
http://www.imarabe.org
Project is public!
Opening hours Daily from 10:00 to 18:00 except Mondays. Library: 13:00 until 20:00 except Sunday and Monday.
How to get there? Métro : Jussieu, Cardinal-Lemoine, Sully-Morland. Bus : 24, 63, 67, 86, 87, 89
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Completion 1987
Floor area/size 25263 m2
Cost € 52000000,-
ArchitectJean Nouvel
Client Institut du Monde Arabe
 
Project ID 442
Latitude/Longitude 48°50'56N 02°21'23E
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