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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Archetipo in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates by Edoardo Tresoldi

 
March 20th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Edoardo Tresoldi

Edoardo Tresoldi has designed and built artworks within a royal event in Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with Dubai-based studio Designlab Experience.

The event, which was attended by 1,900 guests from the whole Middle East, required a threemonth work of planning and development.

Image Courtesy © Roberto Conte

  • Architects: Edoardo Tresoldi
  • Project: Archetipo
  • Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Photography: Roberto Conte

Image Courtesy © Roberto Conte

The 7,000 square meters scenographic space marks a step forward for the Italian artist, who for the first time confronts himself with the design of a vast indoor space, together with Designlab Experience’s Mootassem Elbaba and Marwan Maalouf.

Part of the artworks will be re-installed separately in institutional locations: universities, museums and parks across the UAE capital.

Image Courtesy © Roberto Conte

Image Courtesy © Roberto Conte

An Absolute Garden, Synthesis Of Nature And Architecture 

Tresoldi and DLE envisioned a garden where architecture and nature dance together in continuous connections and contrasts, whose peculiarities, in the Renaissance meaning, are filtered, absorbed and interpreted by the contemporary man.

Image Courtesy © Roberto Conte

Image Courtesy © Roberto Conte

The set-up is a symphonic space where classical archetypes interact with the signs of the modernist language. Using transparencies and their broken rhythms, Tresoldi cuts and breaks up classical harmonies with elements of absolute geometry such as spheres, cubes, and planes. The overall effect results in a continuous evolution of architectural abstractions and evanescent distortions.

Image Courtesy © Roberto Conte

Image Courtesy © Roberto Conte

An absolute landscape that develops itself through an inverse process: nature grows and evolves on the imaginary space, trying to give shape and matter to human visions. In Tresoldi’s concept, the transparent architecture determines the interpretation of natural orders, with small visual poems in which these two worlds prove to be parallel and intersected at the same time.

Image Courtesy © Roberto Conte

Image Courtesy © Roberto Conte

Nature is a synthesis of landscape, man becomes landscape through architecture. If, to quote Hölderlin, gardens are what allow us to “dwell poetically upon this earth”, Tresoldi’s work in Abu Dhabi is then a multi-tiered experience, a sacralized and identified human space. The fusion of classical and modernist language generates a third one, marked by clear visual and volumetric decompositions, which find its time in the contemporaneity.

Image Courtesy © Roberto Conte

Image Courtesy © Roberto Conte

Image Courtesy © Roberto Conte

Image Courtesy © Roberto Conte

Image Courtesy © Roberto Conte

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