The Constellation is an unconventional portrait of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan. While including a likeness of the founder of the UAE was not a requirement f the project, Artist Ralph Helmick created a new kind of portrait. ere conceived and designed together. The sculpture is 30M high, 30M deep, and 30M wide and consists of 1,327 geometric shapes attached to 1,110 cables. These elements constitute varying sizes of the five convex polyhedrons known as Platonic solids, “sacred geometries” renowned for their mathematical beauty.
The CODAawards, an international competition, celebrates projects that successfully integrate commissioned art into interior, architectural, or public spaces.