Tuesday 19 March 2019

Japan, Mexico artists win Burj Khalifa’s design contest

DUBAI, April 4, 2018

In a global competition that received hundreds of entries from creative professionals around the world, Dubai developer Emaar has selected the design concepts by two artists - Pedro Narvaez from Mexico and Hiroyuki Hosaka from Japan - for the Burj Khalifa Open Call.

Emaar had offered the opportunity for creative professionals to submit designs that will form the theme of the spectacular displays at the global icon’s new LED façade.

From the entries, the first two winning concepts for the month of April were selected by an expert jury.

Their winning designs will form the theme of the spectacular illumination on Burj Khalifa displayed every hour from 6.15 pm to 10.15 pm on weekdays and every 30 minutes from 6.15 pm to 10.45 pm on weekends.

A template for content creation and more details are provided at: http://burjkhalifa.ae/en/open-call/

Narvaez submitted a design concept titled ‘Luna’, which centres on the moon, which the designer noted, reigns the night. The design resembles a night garden that flourishes under the moonlight with crystals, flowers, diamonds and pearls weaving the light that shines at night.

Hiroyuki Hosaka’s theme titled ‘Sylo’ uses geometric design and optical illusion patterns to create a stunning show that will mesmerise viewers. Both their creative works will also be featured on the tower’s social media channels reaching a wider audience globally.

In the coming months, more winning concepts from the submitted entries will be selected for display at Burj Khalifa.

Emaar said the entries are still open and proposals can be sent by email to: artanddesign@burjkhalifa.ae.

At 828 m, the 200-plus-storey Burj Khalifa has 160 habitable levels, the most of any building in the world, and the new LED façade is the world’s single largest display surface.-TradeArabia News Service

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