Aidah by Boano Prišmontas + Ricardas Blazukas

An Invisible City.

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在过去的50年间,由于石油的发现,中东地区经历了财富的急剧增长。这样的增长速率和财富的暴增,让很多以前无法企及的梦想得以实现。干旱的沙漠地区,而今却如海市蜃楼般美丽诱人,世界人民争相来此并为之惊叹。然而,这些理想的乌托邦式浮华表象也许只是短暂的。这里的城市和人民,需要为自己找到未来的发展方向,他们需要规划自己的家园,而不是消极的等待其他的可能性。对于迪拜来说,此刻正是一个合适的时期。除了摩登大厦引领的城市旅游业,以迪拜设计周为主导的一系列城市文化、艺术、设计和建筑活动正在带动着这个城市,开辟全新的篇章。Aidan便是这全新环境下的产物。

The Middle East Region has boomed in the last 50 years with an economy based on oil. This growth rate and the incredible wealth has made the unthinkable possible. Cities bloomed from the arid desert and the whole region became an incredible and alluring place, attracting people from all over the world. But this semi-utopian development approached its climax almost 10 years ago. The region had to re-imagine its future and create its own new, enticing identity. This process had to be planned and didn’t happen spontaneously under the leveling action of history, people and time. Dubai’s time scale is on steroids, and its future had to happen, now. Aside from the obvious business vocation, the new-unknown identity focused on tourism, fun and wonder. Now, events like Dubai Design Week aim to widen the city’s foundation spectrum and focus on art, design and architecture as active tools to make the city, a city.Aidah is a project that plays with what is described above.

Aidah表达了一个时间过程,是中东发展史的建筑图像诠释。对大部分人来说,Aidah是一个梦想,是一种指引,是一座看不见的城市,却为我们诠释了一座城市的形成过程。这并不是一个自我炫耀的临时装置,设计师希望借此引发人们对中东城市未来发展的探讨。

Aidah is a provocative representation of a process, a diagrammatic illustration of a portion of Middle Eastern history translated into architectural forms. Most of all, Aidah is a dream, a suggestion, an immaterial city that aims to investigate what makes a city a city. Our intention, is to use a temporary installation not as a self-referenced narcissistic display, but as a device that positively contributes to a debate about the future development of the Middle Eastern Metropolis.

该装置由50个黑色气球,500米长黑色绳索和50块泡沫砖组成。气球于地面浮动着,似是与沙漠,与这座城市的起源对话。脆弱的材质昭示了装置本身的不稳定性,也暗示这座拔地而起的城市,拥有着惊人的胆识和摇摇欲坠的未来。黑色气球暗示城市的生存之本—石油。如同有限的石油资源所创造的财富泡沫一样,城市也许会伴随着石油或爆炸,或漂浮,而这座城市的人们,需要将它们牢牢固定在土地上。中东稳定的经济离不开外国企业的投资,在装置中,设计师用黑色泡沫砖来映射这一点。

The installation is made of 50 black balloons, 500m of black ropes and 50 foam bricks. These elements are combined together generating a floating landscape that belongs to and is in dialogue with the desert, the origin of everything. These flimsy structures evoke a sense of transient fragility and at the same time inform Aidah’s bold and distinctive character. The floating spheres are the foundational element of the city (ref. Dubai’s oil), but at the same time its Achilles heel. Much like the bubble of wealth created by the finite resource of oil, the city might burst or float away and it needs ballasts to anchor it firmly on the ground. The economic stability of the Middle east is granted by its foreign investments, that are here represented with black foam “London Bricks” we especially crafted for this installation.

此外Aidah还提出了它对土地价值的质疑。装置占地面积对开发商来说或许微不足道,但它却可以成为承载文化与艺术的富饶土壤。

By building in the desert, Aidah also aims to question the idea of “land value”. The installation shows that the occupied square meters might have zero “land value” from a real estate point of view, but they generate a fascinating space, adding a qualitative, symbolic and artistic value to the deserted land.

▼设计概念,concept

   

Authors:Boano Prišmontas, Ricardas Blazukas
Sponsor:Abanos
Illustrations: Alessandro Ripane Maria Eugenia Beizo Eimis Prišmontas
Special Thanks: Abanos, Alessandro Ripane, Caroline Gill, Chhavi Bansal, Dubai Design Week, Eimis Prišmontas, Maria Eugenia Beizo, Sean Cassidy, Thomas Blazukas

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