USG ME Building Materials; Ceiling, gypsum boards metal framing

Al Qana

Al Qana

Al Qana

A unique waterfront destination needs a unique building solution

Country: UAE
City: Abu Dhabi
Al Barakah Holding
MZ Architect
International Construction Contracting Company (ICCC), a subsidiary of Al Barakah Holding

Al Qana is a unique waterfront destination bringing a new definition of social dining and entertainment in Abu Dhabi. It is the ideal destination to experience an atmosphere that leaves you feeling rejuvenated, excited, and alive.

As it will also feature the largest and most awe-inspiring aquarium in Abu Dhabi spanning across 5000 sqm of aquatic amazement, it will need unique building products and solutions to complete the building and finishing process. USG ME Securock External Ceiling System was the right choice!

Challenge Faced 

It was a challenging step to change the external ceiling system. As a part of the project has been already installed by using a specified and approved system, our challenge was to complete installing the new Securock external Ceiling System in the rest of the parts.

Unique Attributes of Project

The project located in the heart of Abu Dhabi extending across 2.4 kilometers of waterfront with Marina Views and all the other entertainment the family looking for like Aquarium, Retail shops, Gym and Kids playing area.

It was an excellent collaboration for USG ME to use its solution in such a unique project.


How did the products add value?

The use of USG Boral gypsum based Glassmat Securock board reduced the installation time and cost for the exterior soffit lining and reduced the potential for cracking due to its dimensional stability.

Basecoat render was applied to the boards as it has the ability to both expand and contract should there be any movement of the soffit.


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The destination on the waterfront will be home to 33,000 species, spread over 10 zones.

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