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Acciona Cultura completes exhibition implementation of four pavilions at Al Shindagha Museum

Covering an area of 35,000sqm, Al Shindagha Museum will display large collections with pieces of great historical and cultural value in an authentic context

Acciona Cultura says it has completed the exhibition implementation of four pavilions at the Al Shindagha Museum in Dubai. The firm said that the four pavilions are: Traditions, Life on the Land, Traditional Food House, and House of Poetry.

According to the company, Dubai Municipality (DM) selected it to carry out the partial design, technical development and museographic implementation of four stages of the exhibition project, which comprises of 17 clustered historic houses covering a total exhibition area of 7,980sqm.

Al Shindagha Museum is said to be a new world class heritage museum in the Dubai Historic District that promotes the city’s historical, artistic and cultural heritage using the most innovative technologies.

In April 2022, Acciona Cultural Engineering rebranded as Acciona Cultura.

Al Shindagha is the area where the Al Maktoum ruling family of Dubai originally lived. The historic houses have been reconstructed using authentic methods by the DM Architectural Heritage and Antiquities Department in order to respect the original construction as much as possible.

Covering an area of 35,000sqm, Al Shindagha Museum will display more large collections with pieces of great historical and cultural value in an authentic context.

The museum is divided into several themed pavilions made up of clustered historic houses. Each pavilion focuses on a different topic relating to Dubai’s history and culture, within a number of overarching themes. The Traditions, Life on the Land, Traditional Food House, and House of Poetry pavilions have been developed and implemented entirely by Acciona Cultura, the statement explained.

Also in April, ACE and UCC announced the delivery of the world’s largest sport museum in Qatar.

The Traditional Food House and House of Poetry have been designed by Acciona Cultura, and Traditions and Life on the Land pavilions are based on the design by Ralph Appelbaum Associates.

The museum project is said to combine the most innovative experiential, participatory and interactive technologies through multisensory and immersive video installations and projection mapping, together with traditional objects and informative graphics.

At the 2021 Big Project Middle East Awards, ACE was shortlisted in the ‘Fit Out Contractor of the Year’ category.

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