I have been enamored with turkish designs lately, since my friend’s trip to Turkey. The beautiful, intricate designs that adorn mosque tiles were recently brought to attention in a new way in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The Grand Mosque and the Al Jahil Fort lit up in a fantastic light show in tribute to the nation’s 40th anniversary. The display ran from November 29 to December 3.
Obscura Digital used three-dimensional mapping, configuring forty-four projectors to illuminate the mosque without distorting the designs. The light show brought to life Sheikh Zayad’s vision that the Mosque be a place for his people, their heritage, and all of humanity.
Some of the highlights of the incredible projection show include geometry, organic flowers, 99 names of Allah, architectural detail, and celestial cycles of the moon. Watch the show on Vimeo – it is breath-taking. I highly recommend watching it full screen and with sound:
[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/33764021 w=400&h=225]