Saint-Gobain Gyproc Middle East FZE
Three Street • Community 598 • DIP1
P.O. Box 261107 • Dubai • UAE

Speedy Solution for Ferrari

Speedy solution for Ferrari

Gyproc systems have been used to provide fast and clean solutions for tall, fire-rated partitions at the world’s largest indoor theme park.

The first of its type ever constructed, the Ferrari Experience is the stunning centrepiece of Abu Dhabi’s YAS island development. The unusual curved structure included eye-catching 6-metre curved internal partitions which were weight-critical because of imposed loading on the large-span floor slabs and high live loads during peak times.

Consultant’s Jack Rouse Associates and Benoy Architects were also concerned about the appearance of the original heavy blockwork specification because of the difficulty of achieving a professional curved finish in an environment where quality and aesthetics would mean everything to the success of Ferrari’s vision.

Gyproc’s technical team rose to the challenge with a lightweight specification based on rigidised Gypframe 100S50 stud framing with a double layer lining of 12.5 Gyproc FireStop. This satisfied the required 120 minute fire rating and 150mm maximum thickness, as well as providing an improved aesthetic finish. It also offered reduced installation time to meet the challenging built programme, and helped to cut the untidiness on site normally associated with wet build systems.

At a weight of just 21kg/m2, the cost-effective Gyproc solution, which was installed by DEPA Interiors for main contractor, Aldar Besix JV, easily met the height requirement and also provided BS 5234 SEVERE Duty performance to help prevent damage at peak traffic times.

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