Thursday 6 October 2022

New community space Flag Plaza opened in Qatar

 A new community space initiated by the Years of Culture programme was opened on October 4 in Qatar.

Located near the Museum of Islamic Art park, the Flag Plaza was inaugurated on October 4 under the patronage of Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. The ceremony was held in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs H E Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani; and Qatar Museums Chairperson H E Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.

A Qatar Armed Forces band performed at the inauguration ceremony, which was followed by the raising of 119 flags representing nations with diplomatic missions accredited by the state, as well as the flags of the European Union, the United Nations, and the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Lebanese designer Najla Al Zein’s stonework creation Us, Her, Him is another highlight of the community space lined along Corniche. The installation explores the relationship between form, use, space and emotion through themes relating to abstract conceptions of the body.

“The Flag Plaza is an expansive symbol of the diverse community we welcome in Qatar and the rich connections made through cross-cultural interaction. Its meaning is beautifully embodied in Najla Al Zein’s stonework creation, which will be a permanent reminder of our global interconnectedness. I invite the people of Qatar and all who visit to make use of this new space, coming together in celebration of our common humanity,” said Sheikha Mayassa.  

The Flag Plaza is expected to serve as a community gathering space and a location for festivals, celebrations and other events for the people of Qatar.

(Source: The Peninsula)

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