Contract awarded to build Guggenheim Abu Dhabi

By Andy Brown01 November 2021

The main construction contract for the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi museum has been awarded to a joint venture between Six Construct, a subsidiary of BESIX Group, and Trojan General Contracting LLC, a subsidiary of Alpha Dhabi Holding.

The joint venture contract includes all construction work, except for the foundations, which have already been completed. The building is made of various materials, including steel, concrete, wood and aluminum.

This museum, which is located on Saadiyat Island and borders on the Arabian Gulf on three sides, will be the largest of the four Guggenheim museums (New York, Venice and Bilbao). 

The architecture of the building is the work of the award-winning architect Frank Gehry. It features a series of asymmetrical cones which surround the main building and serve as both entrances to the museum and outdoor exhibition spaces.

Olivier Crasson, general manager of BESIX-Six Construct, said, “This is a particularly complex yet very sustainable building, which will benefit from our engineering and construction expertise.”

Construction is set to be completed in 2025

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