The Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has revealed that the three-storied Abu Dhabi Children’s Library and a new theatre at the Cultural Foundation will be opened to the public on 4 September, 2019, with the projects being initiated as part of the development of the Al Hosn cultural site in downtown Abu Dhabi.
Chairman of DCT Abu Dhabi, Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, said: “It [Al Hosn] is a landmark of cultural and societal prominence, which both connects us with our national heritage and allows us to explore contemporary creative practices through a variety of programmes designed for all ages.”
He added: “The completion of its refurbishment marks a new chapter for the emirate’s cultural scene, and it is our hope that the addition of the Abu Dhabi Children’s Library and the renovation of the theatre will empower our society, through the tools of education, professional development and artistic expression, for many years to come.”
Spanning an area covering 5,250m², the facility has been designed with inspiration from pop-up books, UAE’s state-held news agency Wam reported.
The library features many 3D learning and play areas, with each floor being constructed with a different design concept.