The Museum of Middle Eastern Modern Art (MOMEMA)


Khor Dubai, UAE, 2008

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.

Client: Dubai Properties, Dubai UAE
Building surface: 41,200 m2
Building site: 25,000 m²
Programme: Retail, exhibition hall, art galleries & Museum
Status: Design


Ben van Berkel, Caroline Bos, Gerard Loozekoot with Lars Nixdorff, Wouter de Jonge and Ramon van der Heijden, Daniela Hake, Shany Barath, Ioana Suela, Hendrik Biesenbach, Wouter Hilhorst, Tom Minderhoud, Patrik Noome, Jordi Calvera, Marc Hoppermann, Leon Bloemendaal (Graphic design)

Visualization: rendertaxi, Aachen