DARB AL SAAI
Qatar National Day
TABLE OF CONTENTS THE STORY..................................................................................................................................................................07 THE REFERENCE.......................................................................................................................................................37 THE SOLUTION & STAGING.............................................................................................................................61
his is a tale about the Messenger travelling from the present time into the future...
...Each visitor can identify with the hero and go through his adventure, however, this story is dedicated mainly to Qatari children ...
...The journey begins in modern-day Qatar, in the heart of the city, in the place with a splendid panoramic view. In the distance one can perceive the outlines of the future, some plans are being made, some dreams are waiting to be fulfilled...
...A child wants to rush there, to see what is going on, to be bigger, wiser, to know what is going to happen. Once in a while a train to the future leaves the station. But nobody can get on it unless they have a ticket â€“ an amulet of ancestors which has been lost in the past...
...A child â€“ the Messenger is asked to start on a journey to recover the amulet...
...The Magi appears to tell the child that the amulet is hidden deep at the bottom of a well in an oasis . He warns the Messenger that the journey awaiting them is bound to be long and full of challenges. Fortunately the children will be accompanied by a succession of guides who will be sharing their experiences and helping them to overcome any obstacles arising on the way...
...The first of the guides is the Horse, and on his back the child sets out for an exciting trip. It is a very helpful guide, but the child must get to know him well enough to befriend, and learn to take a proper care of him. Not too many things can be taken along, but the Horse helps the child by showing an array of weapons and tools typically used by earlier travellers. But it is up to the Messenger to decide what to choose, what may become indispensable during a further journey...
...When the rider and his steed fall hungry the Falcon comes to their rescue. The Falcon tells them about the ethos of hunting, about the wind which allows him to glide, to wind his way over the Earth. This bird-of-prey becomes the next friend of the Messenger...
...The next guide helping the already tired Messenger to survive the heat of a desert day and the cold of a desert night is the Camel. The Camel talks about the need of taking prudent care of earthly resources, about the Sun â€“ an eternal companion of a desert traveller and about perseverence one must have in pursuing oneâ€™s goal...
...The next stage of the adventure is a journey over the sea . Now the Messenger cannot be accompanied and assisted by friendly animals. The child must carefully look around and undertake the awaiting challenge together with other children â€“ also the Messengers...
...They join their efforts in order to prepare a boat and sail out to the sea. They find out about the treasures hidden beneath the waves, they hunt for pearls and desalinate sea water. Alas, the mysterious amulet is not to be found here...
..On reaching the coast they meet their last guide â€“ the Oryx . This animal will lead the Messengers to the Well. The last journey across the desert is exhausting but the Oryx, being a very courageous, strong and vigorous creature is able to bolster up tired Messengersâ€™ spirits by telling them stories about great heroes...
...They reach the oasis together and in the middle of it they see the Well . The children do not know what is the form of the amulet they have been looking for, what it actually is. Looking at the water table they only see the reflection of their fatigued but also very excited and happy faces.
...The experience they gained and the knowledge of the history of Qatar they acquired are exactly these indispensible elements of equipment needed to embark on a journey into the future. Virtue and wisdom gained during their adventure trip is the greatest treasure, and this is really the ticket for a journey they wanted to take at the beginning of this story.
pic. 14 Qatar amulet (virtues) gained during the adventure
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01 SPACE A theme for the first stage of the tour, when THE FALCON is our guide.
02 LIGHT pic. 19 42 WWAA
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02 LIGHT Light is a feature which, leads children during the second stage of the tour, when they are struggling with â€œ the heat of a desert day and the cold of a desert nightâ€?. 45 WWAA
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03 WATER This theme is conected to the sea adventure, during which children learn how to bulid a ship and discover the depth of the sea waters.
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04 WOOD Last part of the journey leads across the desert and the guide there is or yx. Wood is a simbolical reference to the sand and rock landscape.
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TECHNOLOGY & BRANDING
05 TECHNOLOGY & BRANDING Last reference is showing types of technology that can be used in the exhibition as well as in the branding of the project.
06 OTHER 06 OTHER All of the other references, that were inspiration for the shape of the project.
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THE SOLUTION & STAGING
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The oasis - open public area.
General phasing of the project showing its development over the years.
01 S TA G E
The dunes - landscape and cubature elements.
02 S TA G E
365 days/year Possible features location
03 S TA G E
QND Possible features developements
Workshop 2 Falcons & Hunting Cafe
Exhibitions 3 Workshop 1
to be continued...
S TA G E
Simple tour path.
01 TOUR PATH
365 DAY / YEAR
Extensive tour path.
02 TOUR PATH
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pic. 45 Marcin Mostafa, Natalia Paszkowska, Boris Kudlicka
ABOUT WWAA WWA stands for Warsaw. The second A is obviously for ‘Architects’. Why Warsaw? Firstly, because the office is based here and most of the projects are connected with the city. Secondly, the history and the unique beauty of Warsaw somehow influence the concept of the designs. WWAA’s activity covers the whole range of different projects when it comes to space design (e.g. permanent museum exhibitions, cultural centers, sport objects). WWAA is trying to be very diverse hence on one hand urban scale architecture projects, on the other temporary installations, such as exhibitions, events, stage design etc. Due to this variety the depth of experience includes also graphics, every-day use objects to furniture, interiors, houses, office as well as public buildings. Designing in a consistent way, creating unique structures and experimenting with space – these are the guiding points. Architects Marcin Mostafa and Natalia Paszkowska are the founding partners of WWAA. They co-operated as students of the Warsaw University of Technology on school projects and have been working together since 2003, with focus on projects for architectural contests, the majority of which they won or were awarded prizes. In 2010 WWAA was joined by stage, set and exhibition designer Boris Kudlicka, who studied set and costume design at the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava and at the Minerva Academy of Arts in Groningen. Since 1999 he has staged several operas, most of them for National Opera in Warsaw, but also in opera houses in Frankfurt, Berlin, New York, Brussels and Copenhagen.
ICONOGRAPHY pic.01 Qatari boy in Doha, source: https://dohanews.co/happy-40th-independence-day-qatar/ pic.02 Qatari girl, source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/menettrier/6367653263/sizes/l/ pic.03 Qatari boys, source: http://dohanews.co/live-all-the-latest-on-qatar-national-day-2013/ pic.04 hand drawing, author: Michał Bartnicki pic.05 hand drawing, source: W. Rzewuski, Sur les Chevaux Orientaux provenants des Races Orientales, “Biblioteka Warszawska” 1866 pic.06 Oasis, source: http://lt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huaka%C4%8Dina pic.07 hand drawing, source: W. Rzewuski, Sur les Chevaux Orientaux provenants des Races Orientales, “Biblioteka Warszawska” 1866 pic.08 hand drawing, author: Michał Bartnicki pic.09 hand drawing, author: Michał Bartnicki pic.10 hand drawing, author: Michał Bartnicki pic.11 hand drawing, author: Michał Bartnicki pic.12 hand drawing, author: Michał Bartnicki pic.13 hand drawing, author: Michał Bartnicki pic.14 hand drawing, author: Michał Bartnicki pic.15 Net Blow-Up by Numen, source: http://www.numen.eu/home/news/ pic.16 Serpentine Galler y Pavilion 2013 by Sou Fujimoto, source: http://www.serpentinegalleries.org/ exhibitions-events/serpentine-galler y-pavilion-2013-sou-fujimoto pic.17 Qatari boy wit a falcon, source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/algalayel/12850342823/sizes/l/ pic.18 Tape Installation, source: http://www.a10.eu/news/meanwhile/installation_berlin.html pic.19 Tea house,Kengo Kuma, source: http://kkaa.co.jp/works/oribe-tea-house/ pic.20 Tea house,Kengo Kuma, source: http://kkaa.co.jp/works/oribe-tea-house/ pic.21 Burnham pavillion, Zaha Hadid, source: http://www.zaha-hadid.com/architecture/burnham-pavillion/ pic.22 Camels, source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/algalayel/12788481695/sizes/l/ pic.23 Plaza de Espana, Herzog and de Meuron, source: http://www.herzogdemeuron.com/index/projects/complete-works/176-200/182-plaza-de-espana/IMAGE.html
pic.24 Qatar ships, source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/67643350@N02/6684484483/sizes/l/ pic.25 Installation, Sheila Pepe, source: http://www.sheilapepe.com pic.26 Arne Quinze installation, source: http://arnequinze.com/ pic.27 Orix, source: http://www.fotopedia.com/wiki/Etosha_National_Park#!/items/JUGCIYNrDZM-if0yVjAtECc pic.28 Arne Quinze installation, source: http://arnequinze.com/ pic.29 Metropol Parasol, J.Mayerh, source: http://www.jmayerh.de/19-0-Metropol-Parasol.html pic.30 hand drawing, author: Michał Bartnicki on https://placeit.net/ pic.31 hand drawing, author: Michał Bartnicki on “mock up pictures” pic.32 Holiday home, Unstudio, source: http://www.unstudio.com/projects/holiday-home-ica pic.33 Voussoir cloud, Iwamoto scott, source : http://www.iwamotoscott.com/VOUSSOIR-CLOUD pic.34 Take a seat, Katie McDonald, source: http://www.katie-macdonald.com/48209/1846652/works/ take-a-seat pic.35 Brudel Klaus field chapel, Peter Zumthor, source: http://www.archdaily.com/106352/bruder-klausfield-chapel-peter-zumthor/ pic.36 Honey scape, Castro-Henriques source: http://www.archdaily.com/248673/honey-scape-landscape-pavilion-goncalo-castro-henriques-x-ref/ pic.37 hand drawing, author: Michał Kielian pic.38 hand drawing, author: Michał Kielian pic.39 hand drawing, author: Michał Kielian pic.40 hand drawing, author: Michał Kielian pic.41 hand drawing, author: Michał Kielian pic.42 hand drawing, author: Michał Kielian pic.43 hand drawing, author: Michał Kielian pic.44 hand drawing, author: Michał Kielian pic.45 WWAA: Marcin Mostafa, Natalia Paszkowska, Boris Kudlicka
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