Mall of Qatar will be home to seven contemporary art pieces, which double as lighting fixtures installed within the domed rotundas throughout the mall.
Each piece of art has been expertly curated. About, 350 people from 11 different countries, including Germany, Turkey, Italy, Indonesia, the UK, Lithuania, Croatia, Thailand, Ireland, and Albania, have been involved in its design, production, and installation.
The Pins, Bow Ties, and the Shoe are currently installed in various locations in the Mall of Qatar, while the Acrobats, the Golden Rings, Wall of Egrets, and the Footballs are in the installation phase.
"Installing these incredible artworks as part of our infrastructure is testament to our staunch commitment to providing an astonishing visual experience from every angle, down to the smallest details,” said Rony Mourani, general manager, Mall of Qatar.
The sculpture at the Footballs.
Consisting of 12 different materials, each artwork is considered a standalone masterpiece. Located at the main entrance, on the west wall, is the Wall of Egrets. Composed of nine Egrets, the sculpture portrays the internally illuminated birds as they are taking off from the ground, and flying up a cascading wall of water.
Visitors will also find the Rings at the main entrance of the building. The seven inner hoops with gold brush coating are placed offset from the centre and will be hung from the atrium glass roof.
Inside the mall, visitors will be met with the Bow Ties, inspired by the type of necktie worn by men. The sculpture is installed in the first of three centric domes of the Mall. The second dome is home of the Pins, a sculpture reminiscent of a pincushion used by tailors.
Representing one of the most beloved pieces of women’s fashion, the Shoe will be displayed in the third dome of the Mall.
In the family entertainment area, visitors will come upon The Acrobats – human figures in the form of a tight rope walker, a trapeze artist, an unicyclist, a person balancing on a ball, and an aerial silk performer.
The Footballs, a colourful, playful sculpture that pays homage to the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, also adorns one of the Mall’s domes. The Footballs is made up of two balls suspended from the ceiling, one inside of the other.
Mall of Qatar, with 500,000sqm of innovative shopping concept and top-notch recreation and leisure options, will premiere the world’s first resident troupe – offering mall-wide entertainment with 52 weeks of spectacular headline shows on a 360-degree custom developed revolving stage, as well as a multilevel family entertainment complex integrating an international edutainment concept with advanced gaming machines and enthralling rides.
Mall of Qatar is also set to have a 19-screen Cineplex inclusive of IMAX’s laser projection and 12 channel immersive sound system on the region’s largest screen. The cinema will also feature the latest 4D projection technology screen, seven VIP screens, an 8-lane bowling alley, and in-theatre gourmet food services.