Visitors to the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce’s Art Gallery, Sharjah’s Art Foundation, will be visiting the emirate of Sharjah “The Rain Room”. The project aims to create a state of post-digital awareness and strengthen the relationship between man and the surrounding environment.
The project consists of a building with the main room where the rain is continuous and stops when the visitor steps in.
This project is completely environmentally friendly because it uses a small amount of treated water continuously in the room which is equipped with self-cleaning filters so as not to waste water.
The Chamber was visited by many officials and diplomats, such as Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development of the UAE, and the French Ambassador to the UAE, Ludovic Boy, who expressed his pleasure in experimenting and publishing pictures and videos through his accounts on social networking sites.
Visitors and tourists continue to learn about the experience of the Mitra Chamber, which makes the project a tourist attraction that moves the visitor from the viewing framework to the living experience.
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Sheikha Nawar Al Qassimi, Director of Development at the Sharjah Art Foundation, said in a special statement to Al Ain News that the Diamond Room is a permanent interactive project at the Sharjah Art Foundation and is being presented for the first time in the Middle East.
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“The idea of the project is based on mixing the environment, technology, and the arts. It gives the visitor a unique and unique feeling when entering the room. He feels the power of rain without rain, and this is the first permanent project in the Emirate of Sharjah and is followed by other projects in many areas,” Sheikha Nawar Al Qassimi said.
The studio is located on an area of 1460 square meters and is simple in design. It has 3 glass facades that enable passers-by on Al Orouba Street and the Galeria area to see the rain and the upper part of the building sparkling at night.
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This work is based on exploring the role that science and human creativity can play in stabilizing the environment. The Chamber encourages people to become performers at an unexpected stage and create a warm atmosphere of reflection.
Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, accompanied by Sheikha Hoor bint Sultan Al Qasimi, President of the Sharjah Art Foundation, inaugurated this project in the Galra area near Sharjah Corniche. Before the Random International studio, hosted by the Sharjah Art Foundation for the first time in the UAE and the Middle East.
The London Chamber was previously exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in 2012, in New York in 2013, at the Shanghai Yoz Museum in 2015 and at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2015.
The project is environmentally friendly, as it uses a small amount of treated water continuously in the room which is equipped with self-cleaning filters, so as not to waste water. His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, accompanied by Sheikha Hoor bint Sultan Al Qassimi, and a number of project managers, toured the building and learned about its contents and the mechanics of the Chamber’s work, after which he preferred to experience the art of walking through the rain.
The building is located in an area of 1460 square meters. It is simple in design. It has three glass facades, where pedestrians on Al Oroba Street and the Galera area can see the rain, the upper part of the building sparkling at night and the fourth facade of open concrete.