Zebra Building in Riyadh Reacts to Thunderstorms

Daniel Canogar's work projected on the Zebra Building
Daniel Canogar's work projected on the Zebra Building
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Zebra Building in Riyadh Reacts to Thunderstorms

Daniel Canogar's work projected on the Zebra Building
Daniel Canogar's work projected on the Zebra Building

Daniel Canogar’s Bifurcation, which is part of the Noor Riyad festival, has drawn many visitors to the Zebra Building who flock to see its facade

Connected to the internet, the building responds to real-time data tracking thunderstorms across the globe.

The Spanish artist, Canogar, is one of the prominent light artists whose artworks have been projected on emblematic facades, including Amalgama El Prado in Madrid and Times Square in New York.

Relying on an algorithm created by Canogar that uses data from a storm-tracking webpage, the Zebra Building in the King Abdullah Financial District has a lightning bolt that sparks with every thunderstorm striking somewhere across the globe. The projected animation gets stronger with the magnitude of thunder.

For his part, Canogar said it was an honor for him to be present this work alongside his colleagues.

"Some of them were my teachers in the field of light art.”

The Noor Riyadh festival is one of the programs of the Riyadh Art project, which aims to place 1,000 original public art installations across the city and transform Riyadh into an open art gallery.



New Murabba Development Company Reveals Design of New Riyadh Stadium

The stadium will be a central pillar of "New Murabba" the transformative downtown destination in Riyadh City. - SPA
The stadium will be a central pillar of "New Murabba" the transformative downtown destination in Riyadh City. - SPA
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New Murabba Development Company Reveals Design of New Riyadh Stadium

The stadium will be a central pillar of "New Murabba" the transformative downtown destination in Riyadh City. - SPA
The stadium will be a central pillar of "New Murabba" the transformative downtown destination in Riyadh City. - SPA

New Murabba Development Company unveiled on Tuesday the design of New Murabba Stadium, an architectural marvel with a capacity of over 45,000, SPA reported. The stadium will be a central pillar of "New Murabba" the transformative downtown destination in Riyadh City.
Inspired by the layered overlapping planes and peeling planar texture of the native Acacia tree, the New Murabba Stadium's design is a testament to the fusion of tradition and innovation that defines New Murabba.

The stadium will feature cutting-edge sporting technology, creating an immersive and personalized fan experience. The stadium will be a vibrant community hub featuring illuminated entry points and shaded spaces for gathering and socializing.
"The New Murabba Stadium embodies our commitment to transforming Riyadh into a global destination for sports and entertainment," said Michael Dyke, CEO of New Murabba Development Company. "The stadium will not only be a world-class venue for sporting events but also a vibrant community hub that enhances the quality of life for residents and visitors alike."
The New Murabba Stadium is strategically positioned to enhance community engagement. Its design maximizes long-term usability, allowing it to be adapted to host a wide range of events beyond sports, gaming competitions, and exhibitions.
"The New Murabba Stadium is a symbol of Riyadh's dynamic future. It demonstrates our commitment to delivering world-class infrastructure and experiences that will captivate both local communities and global audiences," said Dyke.
With completion anticipated by the end of 2032, this venue promises to become a symbol of Riyadh's transformation, attracting tourists, fostering community spirit, and solidifying Saudi Arabia's position as a leader in sports and entertainment.