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The Founder's Memorial in Abu Dhabi just won this award

The Founder's Memorial in Abu Dhabi just won this award

And it's well-deserved too

Text: Meeran Mekkaoui


Image: Instagram

This meaningful structure in Abu Dhabi has been recognised for the way it integrates art and architecture...

For the past seven years, the Coda (Collaboration of Design + Art) Awards have been recognising unique projects across the globe that have successfully celebrated interior or public spaces that intertwine art and architecture.

For this year's edition, a public piece of artwork in Abu Dhabi won an award for the Institutional Category.

The Constellation, also known as a star piece at The Founder's Memorial in Abu Dhabi, took home the accolade and rightfully so.

A national tribute to the UAE's Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed, The Founder's Memorial finally opened in April 2018 (after six years of conceptualisation and construction).

Both a monument and artowrk, the Constellation is The Founder's Memorial center piece and it sits pretty at 30 metres high with over 1,000 geometric shapes that form a multi-dimensional image.

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