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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Qatar to construct giant crystal football for 2022

Pictures: Qatar's giant crystal football for 2022


Qatar has announced plans to construct a gigantic rotating crystal ball for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, to host a sports museum and shopping center for tourists.
The project concept was conceived by Danijel Koletić of Apriori Communications, who tasked architects Vedran Pedišić (SANGRAD) and Erick Velasco Farerra (AVP-arhitekti) to realize the idea.
In response Pedišić and Farerra have created the oversized crystal ball, designed to spin slowly in a spiral path around a central vertical axis.
By day the exterior takes on an iridescent effect, glittering with light of the sun and filtering daylight into the interior; by night the orb transforms into a glowing installation.

The project is in the initial planning stages.