Dubai Giant Statue

the thyssenkrupp elevator award was a competition which asked architects to develop

an iconic tall emblem structure for zaabeel park in dubai.

for their proposal visiondivision designed a statue based around al hakawati – a storyteller,

whose profession that goes way back in ancient arabic times and still is performed in the

arabic world today. the statue will be a home of stories; a children’s library in its base

and various spaces for performance and reading inside of the statue.

in every part of the park, small speakers will be set up so people can gather around them

and listen to the statue when he recites stories; perhaps great legends from one thousand

and one night, historical anecdotes from the city itself and future speculations, all this

performed with an animated body language.

via visiondivision: al hakawati (the storyteller), dubai.

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