The Founder’s Memorial: Personal Interactive Experiences with the Leader and the Human Being

The Founder’s Memorial gives visitors the opportunity to learn more about the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may he rest in peace, through his words that lit the nation’s path, multimedia experiences, arts, and green spaces. The monument offers visitors a set of personal interactive experiences with the leader and the human being, giving them an opportunity to learn more about his good impact at the state and global levels, and Sheikh Zayed’s eternal vision and noble values. of the. , through works of art and multimedia.

The Founder’s Memorial was established as a permanent national tribute to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and to celebrate the inspiring legacy and noble values ​​of the father, the founder of the United Arab Emirates.

The building gives visitors the opportunity to learn more about the founding father, through innovative artwork, expansive green spaces, and a visitor services center that includes photographs and stories about him, may God have him in his glory. And a set of interactive experiences to learn more about his good impact at the state and international level.

The building includes the Visitor Center, where you will have the opportunity to experience multimedia experiences that shed light on the life, legacy and values ​​of the deceased, through rare archival photographs, personal stories told by people who know him personally, and audio recordings in the voice of Sheikh Zayed. It will also allow visitors to experience a variety of immersive sensory experiences with the late leader, whether through the opportunity to listen to rare recordings of Sheikh Zayed, reflect on his words, or explore the causes he supported and championed.

Each visit to the Founder’s Memorial is a new immersive experience, as you will experience a set of interactive personal experiences with the personality of Sheikh Zayed, the human and leader, and discover his inspiring legacy and leadership vision.

The Founder’s Memorial was launched in conjunction with the announcement by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, that 2018 was the “Year of Zayed” on the occasion of the centenary of the founding father’s birth.

In celebration of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s love, may he rest in peace, for nature and his commitment to preserving the local environment, the Founder’s Memorial includes many trees, seedlings and plants that belong to the environment of the Emirates. and the Arabian Peninsula. At the Heritage Botanical Garden, visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the plants that people have used throughout the centuries for their medicinal properties and medicinal and medicinal importance, including desert cotton, henna, arak, alkaline herbs, galtha and harmel. .

While the “Rawdah”, which surrounds the artistic work “the chandelier”, includes Ghaf and Sidr trees, which provide an atmosphere of comfort and tranquility that provokes contemplation under its leafy shade, and extends throughout the monument of Zayed el Founder, a group of different types of other trees, including palms and fitna.And summer.

And near the “Rawdah”, there is a contemporary design for the aflaj irrigation systems used by the inhabitants of the Arabian Peninsula in agriculture, which was later developed by Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may his soul rest in peace.

The “promenade” towers over the open garden, providing visitors with stunning views of the artwork and the Abu Dhabi city skyline, which is rich in prominent landmarks. It also includes sayings of the late Sheikh Zayed full of wisdom that inspire future Emirati generations and form a compass that guides them to continue the path of development and progress.

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In the middle of Zayed’s founder’s building is the chandelier, which is an innovative three-dimensional work of art that is characterized by its dynamic nature and shows Sheikh Zayed’s features from various angles around the building. The artwork was created by world-renowned artist in the field of humanities, Ralph Helmke. The wing, which embraces the chandelier, is 30 meters high and includes 1,327 harmonious geometric shapes suspended on 1,110 cables.

During the night, the harmonious geometric shapes that make up the artwork light up in a way that mimics the stars in the sky that still shine, guiding us to the right path, like the late Sheikh Zayed, who illuminates the future for generations. future. .

Geometric shapes known as “regular geometric shapes” and famous for their beauty and geometric regularity line up to form five patterns

“The Chandelier” is one of the largest works of art of its kind, having a unique creative vision in the use of large-scale abstract art.

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