Abu Dhabi: 70 percent of the overall development of teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi has been completed. The massive project, which has a gross floor area (GFA) of 17,000 square meters, is developing steadily. The artwork spaces are currently being built, and the reinforced concrete structure is complete.
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), Miral, the leading creator of immersive destinations and experiences in Abu Dhabi, and teamLab have announced its development.
The multi-sensory art experience at Saadiyat Cultural District will house large-scale immersive artwork spaces created by the globally acclaimed and interdisciplinary Tokyo-based art collective teamLab, offering inspirational spaces at the intersection of art and technology, igniting curiosity, imagination, and creativity in all who visit.
The architecture of teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi, which was conceptualized and designed by teamLab Architects, will play an important role in providing the artworks with an environment to evolve freely and organically.
As part of teamLab’s new concept, Environmental Phenomena, the architecture for teamLab Phenomena has been designed both from the inside out and the outside in, creating a structure that envelops various environments that produce unique phenomena.
Mr. Toshiyuki Inoko, founder of teamLab, said that, “A key characteristic of teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi is the environment and the various phenomena created by it. The environment stabilizes the structure of these phenomena, and the stabilized phenomena become the artworks themselves.”
“In other words, unlike stones or man-made creations that can maintain a stable structure on their own, the artworks at teamLab Phenomena do not exist independently, but are dependent on their environment,” Mr. Inoko added.
Home to infinite curiosity, teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi will feature constantly transforming artistic installations that will be unique to Abu Dhabi. These have been designed based on teamLab’s concept of Environmental Phenomena, created through an extensive experimentation process.