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A new light show launches at the Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa LED Show for June 1-min

Burj Khalifa’s latest show aims to shed light on the universe itself and look pretty spectacular at the same time.

Well, tick, tick – LED Soar is definitely all that. Created by motion designer and 3D animator Víctor Gómez Ródenas, Soar celebrates the universe and uses light and sound to showcase how continuous motion and reactions of energy move across space and in turn, create everything that’s around us. The show is soundtracked by composer Gyom is packed with eye-catching elements.

Here’s a preview, but it’s even more impressive IRL:

The world’s tallest building has been a canvas for talent, following an open call by developers Emaar for local and international designers, light artists and 3D mapping artists.

A total of 10 works made it through – first winner was Britain’s Got Talent stars Freelusion, a Hungarian 3D troupe who combine dancing and video mapping technology. LED show Soar was next to be selected from hundreds of submissions and will light up the iconic Downtown tower throughout June.

Head there after sunset to see Soar, erm, soaring, as it joins existing Ramadan shows, including designer/painter Art Noor’s work inspired by the 99 names of Allah.

The competition followed Burj Khalifa’s seven-minute long spectacle Light Up 2018 LED show, which beat Hong Kong’s Guinness World Record to become the largest light and sound show on a single structure earlier this year. The LED screen itself is a world record holder, covering a massive 33,000 square metre surface.

Catch the show every hour from Sunday to Wednesday, and every half hour from Thursday to Saturday, from 7.45pm to 10.45pm.

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