UAE martyrs' memorial built in Abu Dhabi
Housing The Memorial and the Pavilion of Honour, the memorial covers an area of 46,000sqm and is located between the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the General Headquarters of the UAE Armed Forces
A new memorial, dubbed "Wahat Al Karama", has been built in Abu Dhabi to honour the UAE's brave heroes.
Housing The Memorial and the Pavilion of Honour, the memorial covers an area of 46,000sqm and is located between the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the General Headquarters of the UAE Armed Forces.
Dubai-based ALEC & ALEMCO MEP worked on the project, due for handing over on Sunday, ahead of the official opening for UAE Martyrs' Day, a spokesperson from the company told ConstructionWeekOnline.
His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces visited the site on Wednesday, accompanied by other official delegates.
The site includes the Memorial Plaza, a large open area of over 4,000sqm which will host the annual Commemoration Day ceremony as well as a 15mm deep circular pool of water at the centre.
Located next to the Plaza is The Memorial, designed by British artist Idris Khan, which comprises 31 aluminium-clad panels. These panels represent the unity, solidarity and mutual support between leadership and citizens.
The Pavilion of Honour’s roof is made from eight large panels, seven of which represent the UAE's emirates and the eighth representing the nation's heroes.
Seven large glass panels, representing the seven emirates, are at the centre of the pavilion, where the Armed Forces' pledge of allegiance is written on each.