On the 26th of February, the Founders Memorial, a permanent national tribute commemorating Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, was inaugurated in an official ceremony at the Abu Dhabi Corniche.
Inaugurated at the 100th birth anniversary of the Shaikh, the centerpiece of the Memorial is “The Constellation”, a monumental artwork 30 meters high made of 1,000 cables and more than 1,300 geometric shapes suspended to depict a three-dimensional portrait of Shaikh Zayed, visible from several points of view. At night, these shapes shine like stars, explaining the symbolic name of the monument. Maeg has been working on the project since 2017 realizing the triangular bases of the structure, covered by the maximum confidentiality until the big opening to the public.
Last updates on the project’s page.
Below, an extract of the inauguration ceremony: