A computer simulation of Saadiyat island in Abu Dhabi, where a new Guggenheim outpost will be part of a

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A computer simulation of Saadiyat island in Abu Dhabi,
where a new Guggenheim outpost will be part of a “cultural district.”

Spiegel Online – Berlin,Germany

KRENS’ MUSEUM FOR GLOBAL CONTEMPORARY ART

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Will Be ‘Pharaonic’

SPIEGEL: The term “Bilbao Effect” has been established for some time. It means that a relatively unknown industrial city is transformed into a tourist mecca by a museum. Everyone has wanted his own Bilbao since then. Even the small German city of Herford is now splurging on a Gehry building. Hasn’t the Bilbao idea run its course?

Krens: Why? It was a huge success. Bilbao changed the perception of culture….. (+)

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