First conceived in 1977.
A project for Abu Dhabi.
To be the largest sculpture in the world.
410 000 barrels of multiple colours, forming a three-dimensional mosaic of colour.
A representation of Islamic architecture.
Dimensions (in metres): 150W x 225D (at the 60 degree slanted walls) and 300D (at the vertical walls). Horizontal surface126.8W x 225D.
Colour + Positioning: Selected in 1977, the first time Christo and Jeanne-Claude visited the UAE.
Location: Inland, Al Gharbia – 160km south of Abu Dhabi.
Structure and Sub-structure: Concept by the Hosei University – barrels and substructure to be assembled flat on the ground, then 10 elevation towers would allow the whole structure to be raised within 3 to 4 days.
Social and Economic benefits: 2012 – PriceWaterHouse Coopers commissioned by Christo.