设计机构 OMA + Inside Outside
OMA和设计公司Inside Outside新近合作完成了一个名为“Ethar - 向慷慨致敬”的景观项目，这是一片镌刻有阿拉伯学者、科学家、思想家的故事的柱阵，伫立在象征着慷慨与知识的仪式性地景中。这一装置是迪拜都市景观的一部分，旨在向阿联酋的慈善文化致敬。
Dubai, March 4 2019 – OMA and Inside Outside have collaborated on a design for “Ethar – Honoring Generosity”, a field of columns engraved with stories from Arabic scholars, scientists and thinkers, unified in a monumental landscape embodying generosity and knowledge. The installation celebrates the unique culture of charitable giving in the United Arab Emirates with a physical installation that is part of the urban landscape of Dubai.
1,680 triangular shaped aluminum columns, arrayed like a magnetic field, point towards a rectangular Plaza in the heart of the installation. Walking through, visitors first encounter a field of small pillars at the boundary of the site, which further inwards turns into a street with dramatic perspective effects as the columns grow taller, opening up in a public square in the center. The density of columns creates a pleasant micro-climate further enhanced by shading devices through which the installation will become a playful social space. The ambition is to make these columns out of recycled aluminum, a building material that is 100 % recyclable.
At night, a spectacle of illumination enhances the dynamics of the column landscape with lights gradually shifting from wide to sharp and cold to warm. Rows of stainless steel lightning fixtures mark the plaza, and enhance the gesture of movement in the design.
“Ethar”项目将落成于朱美拉海滩，但也可以适配于其他环境：柱列可分散在城市各处，标志出都市的关键地点，寓意阿联酋文明。项目强调对人才的重视和教育的意义，将在政府主要慈善组织的资助下实现。对单根柱子的赞助资金，将发放向支持阿联酋教育的慈善机构。项目由YBK集团Yasser Bin Khediya发起，将由总部位于迪拜的Ethar基金会具体执行。
“Ethar – Honoring Generosity” will be located on Jumeirah Beach, but its character can also adapt to different contexts: groups of columns can also be dispersed throughout the city, appearing in key urban locations as a symbol for Emirati culture. The project emphasizes the importance of valuing talent and education, and will be realized under the patronage of leading governmental charity organizations. Funds raised by the sponsoring of individual columns will be used to support charities with a focus on education in the UAE. Ethar is initiated by the YBK Group, Mr. Yasser Bin Khediya, and will be carried out by the Dubai based Ethar Foundation.