Location: Reem Central Park, Al Reem Island
- Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian (Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde)
- Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim (Lawrie Shabibi)
Aldar Properties PJSC (‘Aldar’), in partnership with Abu Dhabi Art has commissioned a series of public artworks in its recently opened Reem Central Park as part of its ongoing efforts to enhance Abu Dhabi’s urban landscape with accessible art within its destinations across the Emirate.
Local artists Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim and Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian, were commissioned to embellish surfaces of Aldar’s recently opened Reem Central Park on Reem Island, creating an even more interesting environment for visitors to the one million square foot park. This latest artistic endeavor follows on from high profile commissions such as Aldar’s 600m long mural at Al Raha Beach, and numerous murals within its various communities.
The artists were inspired by the multitude of visitors to the park from different cultures, as well as pre-Islamic poetry, Arabic folklore, and motifs found on items from collections at Louvre Abu Dhabi and Etihad Museum. The public art works now adorn 24 pillars surrounding the 2,400 sqm skate park, staircases and four playgrounds, and four bollard walls, adding another element to the popular attraction, which also features sports facilities and a water and light show.
Reem Central Park, located in the heart of Aldar’s master-planned community on Reem Island, opened to the public on National Day in 2018. Set against a stunning beachfront, Reem Central Park also houses a mosque that can host 2,000 people, a retail centre, and food outlets.