Mushrif Central Park - performing arts venue
Mushrif Central Park was first opened to the public in 1982. It is one of the oldest and largest urban parks in Abu Dhabi. It was originally known as Mushrif Park. The new name, Mushrif Central Park, reflects the park's positioning at the heart of the community both geographically and historically.
The redevelopment of the park is an extraordinary project which covers a total area of 14.5 hectares, 118,374 m3 lawn area and 34,442 m2 of walkways. They receive about 158,000 visitors a year.
The redevelopment started in January 2013
Performing arts venue
There is a performing arts venue located in the center of the park. This venue is right opposite to the entrance pavilion. The performing arts venue is open to all community groups who want to share their artistic aspirations.
This beautifully curved outdoor facility is equiped with state-of-the-art equipment to support outdoor concerts, movies, cultural dances, theatre shows, etc.
Kersten has been asked to bent the unique curved construction of the amphitheatre, the world's largest amphitheatre.
Steel tubes 508x25 have been bent in a three dimensional shape. This had to be done very accurately since the tubes had to fit seamlessly together.
Kersten took advantage of their highly advanced machinery to execute the complex bending work. In total 3 x 95 metres of tube 508x25 has been bent with very small tolerance.
Besides bending work for the performing arts venue, Kersten secured an order for the Souk Market at Mushrif Central Park.