AWA Newsflash: Sultan Qaboos Youth Complex & AWA 15th Anniversary Party
Owner: Royal Court Affairs- Muscat Oman
Architect: ARCOP- Middle East
Lighting Consultant: AWA Lighting Designers- New York & Mumbai
Visuals: ARCOP- Middle East
Sultan Qaboos Youth Complex
The Sultan Qaboos Youth Complex (SQYC) is located in Salalah, the Sultanate of Oman. This complex is built on 89,000sqm area, and has many big halls for indoor sports competitions such as swimming, basketball, volleyball, handball and table tennis.
The lighting response was informed by the architect’s brief to create a grand and elegant space, where the forms and massing were stitched together in layers of visual hierarchy, while keeping it culturally contextual.
AWA Upcoming: 15th Anniversary Party on December 12 2017
Come Join Us to Celebrate Our 15th Year Anniversary
Tuesday December 12 2017 (5:30-10:00pm)
55 Murray Street New York NY 10007
Please RSVP HERE
There are amazing events happening during the party:
• Live World Music | TIMBILA- Music Without Borders
The band is part of a new wave of world rock bands creating music without borders. In their sound, the trance of African spirit possession becomes one with the trance of free-spirited headbangers—all part of a rock ‘n’ roll stew that is melodious, lyrical, liberating, vibrating, fierce and free, and always danceable. The buzzing rhythm of the Mozambican xylophone (timbila) and the hypnotic thrumming of Zimbabwean thumb piano (mbira) join with the sting of guitar in grooves that are deeply funky, and an alluring bed for vocals that are sweet, sassy and feminine, and harmonized in celestial English, Chopi and Shona. No other band in the world sounds like Timbila!
• Hypnagogic Light | Lucia N°03
The Lucia N°03 gently entrains the brain, stimulates the pineal gland and opens up a beautiful space for visionary exploration. The Lucia N°03 helps clear the mind and allows one to reach a space of peace quickly. As the Lucia is both a stimulation (through light), and a relaxation (through brain entrainment), it helps the individual learn to let go in stressful situations, rather than resist and make things even more difficult. The Lucia N°03 also uses a wide spectrum of light which has been reported to have a great impact for people with both seasonal affective disorder and other types of depression. You will be able to sign-up and experience the magic of Lucia N°03.
• Release of AWA’s Book | “Contextualizing Light”
• Special Preview of AWA’s Movie | 15 Years in 15 Minutes Movie
Please click here to access a sneak preview of the movie.