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Modern Architecture: Museum of Middle Eastern Modern Art by UNStudio, Dubai, UAE

Photo of new museum building as seen from the bridge leading to museum
Modern Architecture: Museum of Middle Eastern Modern Art by UNStudio, Dubai, UAE
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In 2008. Dubai Properties was searching for architecture firm to design new Museum of Middle Eastern Art in Dubai, UAE. UNStudio got the job and designed this 41,200sqm piece of modern architecture, futuristic building to house retail space, exhibition hall, art galleries and Museum.


"The Museum of Middle East Modern Art, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will be a celebration of the importance of Dubai Creek as a new cultural hub within Dubai as a global city.

Based on the form of a dhow, the museum holds a variety of spaces to exhibit Arts and Culture such as exhibitions, art galleries, leasable workshop spaces, auditorium, and amphitheatre for live performances and international festivals. In addition, MOMEMA offers a boutique hotel with 60 keys and a boutique retail promenade on the active Culture Village waterfront, as well as a high end signature restaurant on the top level, with 360 degree views of Dubai Creek."
          -UNStudio

Photo of back facade of new museum building in Dubai
Modern Architecture: Museum of Middle Eastern Modern Art by UNStudio, Dubai, UAE
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Photo of modern architecture and interiors of new museum building
Modern Architecture: Museum of Middle Eastern Modern Art by UNStudio, Dubai, UAE
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Photo of interiors and main lobby of new museum building
Modern Architecture: Museum of Middle Eastern Modern Art by UNStudio, Dubai, UAE
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Map showing new museum and other Dubai landmarks and their distances
Modern Architecture: Museum of Middle Eastern Modern Art by UNStudio, Dubai, UAE
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Illustration showing floors of museum and their purposes
Modern Architecture: Museum of Middle Eastern Modern Art by UNStudio, Dubai, UAE
©  UNStudio

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