Abu Dhabi’s sustainable urban development Masdar City has officially broken the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest mosaic made from recycled materials, by building a 1,015m2 mosaic – which is approximately the size of two basketball courts – out of 90,500 recycled materals.
The mosaic, which took one month to assemble, includes plastic bottles, cans, and cardboard.
It was put together by member of the local community, including Masdar City employees, tenants, and local residents, along with members of the wider Abu Dhabi community and schoolchildren.
Unveiled ahead of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2020, the mosaic aims to encourage UAE citizens, residents, and visitors to take responsibility to reduce, reuse, and recycle their waste.
The mosaic artwork shows the evolution of the UAE, from its origins, to today, and even provides a lookinto the future.
Representatives from the Guinness World Records presented Masdar City with the official record certificate in a special ceremony attended by the city’s executives and UAE government officials.
Commenting on the achievement, the executive director of sustainable real estate at Masdar, Yousef Baselaib, said: “As a pioneer in sustainable urban community development, Masdar City will continue to lead in promoting best practice in waste management.”
Baselaib added: “Sustainability requires everyone to play their part and engaging the local community is an essential element of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.”
The mosaic will be on display at Masdar City and can be viewed from the observation deck at the city.