2024 | Professional

NY Architectural Design Awards Gold Winner Winner

Sculpture Design - inspired by Wadi Rum mountains

Entrant Company

Mohanad Barakat

Category

Landscape Architecture - Water Features & Fountains

Client's Name

Country / Region

Qatar

Sculpture Design - inspired by Wadi Rum mountains



The contemporary and modern sculptural design, inspired by the stunning landscape of Wadi Rum in Jordan, the sculptural design embarks on a journey to distill the essence of this iconic landscape into a stunning form. The architect delves deep into the heart of the desert, studying the complex structures of rock formations affected by the constant forces of wind and rain over thousands of years. Each cavity and crevice become a source of inspiration, its lines and dimensions carefully extracted to guide the design of the sculpture.



With great care for aesthetic harmony, the statue embodies the spirit of Wadi Rum in its contemporary and modern interpretation. The pattern is slightly curved, a subtle but powerful reference to the ever-present influence of wind on the desert and the Earth's gravity on Wadi Rum's rugged terrain. This dynamic pose gives the sculpture a sense of movement and vitality, inviting viewers to contemplate the ever-shifting balance between stability and change in the natural world.



Furthermore, the addition of cavities in the sculpture design serves as a poignant reminder of the hollow formations that characterize Wadi Rum's rocky mountains. These simple yet profound features evoke a sense of awe and wonder, reflecting the geological marvels that have captivated visitors for centuries.



The ultimate goal of this sculptural design is to create a memorial sculpture in the city of Wadi Rum, to serve as a contemporary and modern symbol of the Earth's natural beauty. With its simple form and timeless elegance, the statue seeks to capture the essence of Wadi Rum's majestic landscape, inspiring awe and reverence in all who see it. Paying tribute to the enduring legacy of nature's wonders, this model stands as a testament to the profound interconnectedness between humanity and the natural world, urging us to cherish and protect the precious landscapes that inspire such awe and wonder.

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