Standing at 100m tall and with a surface area of 17,000 square meters, Aldar Properties PJSC and a company called twofour54's epic Starkiller base installation in Abu Dhabi is among the biggest advertisements in the world, dedicated to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In the film, Abu Dhabi is used to play Jakku, a frontier desert planet in a remote section of the Outer Rim Territories.
twofour54 and Aldar Properties PJSC worked together to create the giant Starkiller Base that was placed on the iconic, coin-shaped Aldar HQ building in Abu Dhabi. The epic sticker installation took nine non-stop days to print using material that would cover two and a half football fields, followed by 420 combined hours of manpower to install on the surface of the building.
Abu Dhabi is so proud to play a pivotal role in the new Star Wars film. Below is a “behind the scenes” experience.
With assistance from twofour54 and the Abu Dhabi Film Commission, filming for Star Wars: The Force Awakens took place in Abu Dhabi during May 2014 with over 650 crew working across two locations.