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‘The Address’ in downtown Bur Dubai is one of our client’s most iconic skyscrapers. We wanted a contemporary sculpture to reflect the prestigious nature of this development.

We contacted art consultants in the Middle East and worldwide who would be capable of taking on such a large specialised project.

Through this process we found that ARTZU had the most comprehensive image library of different sculpture from artists all over the world. This helped us select a few images to convey our ideas of the type of sculpture that we anticipated for the forecourt for the 63 storey five star hotel.

We awarded the commission to ARTZU Projects as they had the clearest understanding of our brief and presented the most exciting ideas. ARTZU Projects expertly led us through the commissioning process from their initial presentation to the final installation.

The work was created by the British artist Berlino and ARTZU was involved in all aspects of the project in both the UK and Dubai. The Concha sculpture is a very successful interpretation of our requirements and has made a significant contribution to the imposing nature of the building.

Shaun Killa, Director, Atkins, Head of Architecture