23PR was appointed by world renowned company Stageone, to provide personnel support for the installation of this prestigious and high profile project. The installation of The Constellation.
In this demanding project, 6 of the best Senior Crew were selected to work closely alongside iRIG Events, in the delivery, on a safe and timely manner.
Total hours worked: 4440
Total days worked: 72
“The Founder’s Memorial, a permanent national tribute to the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, has been officially inaugurated in Abu Dhabi to coincide with the national and international Year of Zayed initiative.
The centrepiece of the memorial is The Constellation, a monumental public artwork that honours Sheikh Zayed’s enduring legacy.
1. The Constellation is one of the largest art installations of its kind.
Housed within a monumental pavilion 30x30x30m in size, the artwork is formed by a combination of shapes suspended in space that create a series of evolving personal encounters with Sheikh Zayed’s image. The Constellation is unique in its use of abstract portraiture on this scale.
2. More than 1,300 geometric shapes make up The Constellation
The artwork consists of a total of 1,327 geometric shapes suspended from 1,110 cables. These constitute five different types of regular, convex polyhedrons known as ‘platonic solids’, shapes which are renowned for their mathematical beauty and symmetry.
3. The Constellation weighs more than 250 tonnes
The artwork weighs 250 tons, while the steel structure of the roof supporting it weighs 190 tons. More than 5,745 counterweights hold the suspended shapes in place, which form a series of profiles of Sheikh Zayed when viewed from different perspectives both within the memorial’s landscape and from outside along the Corniche.
4. The Constellation celebrates Sheikh Zayed as a guiding star for the UAE
Illuminated by more than 2,000 lights, the suspended shapes of The Constellation shine like stars at night. This celestial display evokes the timelessness of Sheikh Zayed’s vision, which continues to offer the UAE nation a guiding light along a path of progress and prosperity.”