I am glad that I was able to take a peek of Cityscape Abu Dhabi before the first day ended. Being invited/ visiting the event for the third time now let me manage the degree of my amazement with the stands. While there are stands which are shiny as new, I noticed that some chose to be practical by modifying the previous year’s models. I’m happy about the cost-effective direction of the participants. You can refer to my 2010 and 2011 Cityscape photos for comparison. This post aims to highlight the interesting finds/ pieces.
The prototypes for the Saadiyat Island (i.e. Island of Happiness) are worth noticing.
I didn’t realize that the Ikea outlet in Yas Island is cross-shaped.
One of the Emirati housing projects.
Enjoy the rest of photos. These are all straight from the camera phone, without any edits.
I intentionally included a human in this frame to appreciate how intricate the models are considering its diminutive nature.
One of my favorites.
I wished I brought a macro lens. Ehem, I actually forgot to bring a proper camera. Thanks to camera phones.
I really liked this night frame. It seems like they are alive.
A 3D model. The color changes to blue, red, green, yellow.
But these artworks topped my choices for this year’s event. The utilization of Arabic characters in the showcase made it unique.
I wonder if the design on the chair is inspired by the same tree and if these were actually produced by the same genius pair of hands.
The chair that is impossible to miss.
Cityscape Abu Dhabi runs from April 22 – 25, 2012, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). In case you did not get an invite or does not have a pass, you can visit the registration desks located opposite Halls 4 and 5.