Mohammad Bin Rashid Library – Dubai – UAE
Siminetti was thrilled to have our luxurious mosaics specified for the prestigious Mohammad Bin Rashid Library, Dubai. Currently the largest cultural project underway in the UAE, the MBR Library is a pinnacle of design and culture, embellishing the Dubai skyline and due to open in 2018. You can view all of our Mosaic tiles HERE.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced the conception of the library in February 2016, the Year of Reading in Dubai. Designed in the shape of an opened book on a lectern, the seven story library will cover 650,000 square feet of property and is expected to facilitate 9 million visitors annually. The Mohammed Bin Rashid Library will house over 4.5 million printed, digital, and audio books. The Dh 1 billion contract for the construction for the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library is the largest cultural project in Dubai. Construction began on September 2016, to be completed by mid-2018. As of December 2017, the construction of the library is 22% completed.
The library will encompass eight specialized collections, including an information centre, a media centre, an Arabic library, an international library, a public library, a business library, a youth library, a children’s library, a family library, and a reading corner. Furthermore, the library will include a center for conservation and preservation of books, manuscripts, and documents as well as a special library for the Al Maktoum Collection. The library will host over 100 cultural and intellectual events every year along with a permanent art gallery. The inclusion of a Civilization museum and an Arab Heritage Museum will allow people to embrace their Arab identity through heritage preservation initiatives. There will be a 500-seat theater for lectures and seminars for launching intellectual and cultural events regionally and globally.
Siminetti BIANCO, is a Freshwater Pearl mosaic
Siminetti BIANCO, is a Freshwater Pearl mosaic which is available in 12 differing surface styles. From our standard 15mm x 15mm square mosaics through to the stunning and unique Fantail mosaic. Bespoke styles are available on request. As seen at the MBR Library – DUBAI.
Our mother of pearl mosaics are sourced from eco-friendly, sustainable sources, are exceptionally strong and suitable for wall and floor surfaces. Our collection offers a unique form of decoration, unrivalled by man made products. Each of our mosaics are sealed with resin, ensuring an exceptionally strong mosaic suitable for bothwall and floor surfaces. BIANCO, as seen at the MBR Library, is suitable for internal use and perfect for wet areas, feature walls, spa’s etc.