First Burj Khalifa design Open Call concepts go live

The first two artists to win the chance to put a design on to the new LED façade of the world’s tallest habitable building have been named as Pedro Narvaez from Mexico and Hiroyuki Hosaka from Japan.

Their winning designs will form the theme of the illumination that will be displayed on the Burj every hour from 6.15 pm to 10.15 pm on weekdays and every 30 minutes from 6.15 pm to 10.45 pm on weekends.

Pedro Narvaez’ design Luna resembles a garden that flourishes under the moonlight with crystals, flowers, diamonds and pearls.

Hiroyuki Hosaka’s Sylo uses geometric design and optical illusion patterns to create a stunning show that will mesmerise viewers.

Emaar’s Burj Khalifa Open Call is still open: details here. You’ll need to submit a MOV file of no more than five minutes, and of course you’ll need to read the manual carefully, but this looks like a superb opportunity for a good light designer.

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