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Mirage / B4FS

Mirage / B4FS

Architect’s description and more images after the break.

When the city cools off, the Mirage brightens up Dubai

In contrast with recent development of the metropolis showing noticeable inspiration in occidental modernity, this project intends to recover the true heritage of the United Emirates: the desert. The central park where the project is located represents the oasis and the new iconic monument stands like an actual mirage: a monumental phenomenon which dematerializes in light and reflections, becoming something weightless and ethereal. A complex acoustic and 3D LED system is incorporated in the structure. Thus, the whole building becomes an enourmous multimedia instrument, providing endless possibilities for artistic and innovative expressions. By enhacing the value of all the symbolism of desert, the “Mirage” reinforces Dubai´s position as one of the major touristic poles worldwide.

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "Mirage / B4FS " 09 Jun 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/24432/mirage-b4fs/> ISSN 0719-8884
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