"The central axis of Abu Dhabi cultural district is a pedestrian corridor that stretches from the Sheikh Zayed National Museum toward the sea. This central axis interacts with the seafront promenade to generate a branching geometry where islands are formed, isolated, and translated into distinct bodies within the structure to house the main spaces of the center. This diagram of the interacting paths becomes the primary organization system for the building, making the movement of the public through the structure an integral design feature."
Zaha Hadid Architects
Abu Dhabi Cultural District