Aldar Headquarters, Abu Dhabi

The suspended metal ceiling system was required to make a significant contribution to acoustic comfort at Aldar HQ.

Key features

Sector

Commercial

Client

Aldar Properties

Architect

MZ & Partners

Main contractor

Aldar Laing O'Rourke Construction LLC

Sub-contractor

Arctic LLC

Completion year

2010

System type

SAS150

Area M2

42,012

Region

Middle East

Product Groups

Aldar HQ is the futuristic centrepiece of the Al Raha Beach development in Abu Dhabi, providing 50,000m² of flexible and efficient Cat A lettable space.

The suspended ceiling system was required to make a significant contribution to acoustic comfort within the office areas taking into consideration both open plan acoustic absorption and room to room privacy. In addition acoustic flexibility for future tenants had to be considered to suit individual space-planning requirements.

SAS150 metal ceiling tiles were specified for all floors throughout the elegant 23-storey building, a bespoke perforation with an enlarged hole diameter was designed and combined with high performance acoustic inserts. The result is a modern ceiling system offering smooth clean lines and a sophisticated yet practical finish.

As a Category A International Office development, aesthetics, occupant comfort and durability were all key considerations for the specification. Metal ceilings offered both a hygienic and a low-maintenance option. The life-span of SAS International’s metal ceilings is in excess of 25 years with only very basic maintenance. The additional room comfort benefits that can also be provided with these systems make them a significant selling point for letting agents.

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