Al Bahr towers come to life for UAE’s National Day

Abu Dhabi’s Al Bahr towers came to life in a dramatic display of colour for National Day in the United Arab Emirates in December.

The city’s magnificent twin towers, home to the Abu Dhabi Investment Council and the Al Hilal Bank, were bathed in brilliant, changing colours. The dynamic installation was realised by Germany’s A&O Technology (which also lit the towers for National Day in 2012), using intensive colours to draw all eyes to the buildings’ cocoon-like architecture.

The futuristic towers were transformed into a huge national flag, then bathed in a deep blue that gave way to shining white. A video projection on the façade complemented the light show.