Contract for main construction works includes MEP, facade, steelworks and concrete superstructure
Abu Dhabi’s Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) has invited prequalification bids for the main construction works on the Zayed Museum Project, it was announced on Monday.
The contract involves work on the concrete superstructure, structural steelwork, feature cladding to the wing-shaped aspects of the external facade, vertical transportation and specialist security installation, a statement from TDIC said.
Additionally, the contract will include electrical, plumbing and mechanical works and fit out and external works.
Set to be constructed alongside the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and the Louvre Abu Dhabi in Saadiyat Island’s Cultural District, the Zayed Museum will showcase HH Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s life and the influence of his reforms.
The project will feature five pavilions that will rise to 124m high and will feature landscaped gardens and audio visual features. It is scheduled to be completed in 2014.
Designed by the leading UK based architectural firm Foster+Partners, the museum will serve as a monument and memorial to the UAE’s founding president Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.