Abu Dhabi, UAE
Key Details Permanent national tribute for the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan including a Public Park with elevated walkway around the sanctuary garden, a Pavilion housing the artwork, Entry Portals, and a Welcome Center.
Client Ministry of Presidential Affairs
Role Architect of Record (in association with Meinhardt Group)
The Ministry of Presidential Affairs established a permanent tribute, a monumental artwork to honor the founding father and first president of the nation, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan who died in 2004. The vision for the Founders Memorial was to establish a permanent national tribute to him that commemorates and celebrates his timeless legacy, visionary leadership, and vast influence on the UAE and the wider world.