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Samariya Towers

Doha, Qatar

Samariya Towers, Qatar

Towering over the Doha skyline, this imposing development in the City’s West Bay area comprises two contemporary symmetrical 43-storey towers. It provides luxurious, modern office accommodation overlooking the Persian Gulf and Pearl.

The following Gyproc systems were specified and used in the project:

  • Working closely with the architect and subcontractor, Gyproc’s technical team developed an alternative to the original heavy blockwork solution, based on the company’s GypLyner IWL metal frame system.
  • The high strength metal ‘I’ stud framework was lined with a double layer of impact resistant 15mm Gyproc DuraLine board and reinforced with cement board

Challenges

  • Restricted access to upper floors and very limited crane and lifting facilities.
  • A demanding build program that allowed only a 6-month window to complete all internal walls and linings.
  • A performance specification that demanded strong, robust linings in all high traffic areas to resist impact damage and maintain the high quality interior finish.

Outcome

  • The lining was more than capable of supporting the heavy 55kg/m3 marble facings.
  • It provided the client with BS5234 Severe Duty impact performance – the most demanding standard available.
  • The lightweight solution proved a winner when materials had to be moved manually to the upper 40 floors.
  • Working closely with the sub-contractor, Gyproc’s Customer Services department were able to forecast, schedule and deliver the correct materials, as required, helping to minimise storage requirements on site and providing a safer working environment.

Project information

Client

Ali Mohammed Al Khayareen

Main contractor

MEC Contracting

Contractors

Specialized Professional Contrators SPC

Architect

MZ & Partners

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Systems and solutions used in this project

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