KAPSARC

KAPSARC

KAPSARC

FIRST LEED PLATINUM PROJECT IN THE REGION

Application/building type: Education/Research Center 
Location: Riyadh– Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Designer: Zaha Hadid

Featured products:

 
  • DUROCK cement board (Approved by Saudi ARAMCO)
  • Ceiling and Drywall Partition including (Furring channels, Primary channels, Rod Hangers)
  • Fiberglass Drywall Tape
  • All Drywall Steel framing systems for non-fire rated below 7 meters
  • Tuff-Hide™ Primer-Surfacer 
  • Sheetrock® Joint compound
  • Control joints
  • Beads….



DEPA were subcontracted the interior finishing contract; USG joined forces with DEPA team and provided solutions for what was designed. 

 


A project for Saudi Aramco, designed by Zaha Hadid, executed by Drake and Scull is the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum project in the region.

KAPSARC’s main building is a crystalline structure composed of modular six-sided cells with many connections between them, as well as a series of shaded outdoor spaces, gardens, and underground tunnels. Nearby, a modern library and conference center will aid in the center’s quest to become a pre-eminent energy research center.

USG Boral’s patented SHEETROCK® Tuff-Hide™ Primer-Surfacer – a vinyl-acrylic latex based coating designed for interior application over new plasterboard and SHEETROCK® surfaces – was used on ceilings and walls in the high profile KAPSARC project in Riyadh, KSA. Tuff-Hide™ can be applied by roller or spray application. Spray application is recommended for larger surfaces, such as the KAPSARC project.

Tuff-Hide™ skims and primes in one single application compared to the traditional method of skim coating with a joint compound followed by a coat of primer. It dries to a hard, abrasion-resistant surface and can be sanded to achieve a smoother finish. For normal applications, standard paints can be used over Tuff-Hide™.

For areas requiring greater durability and toughness, waterborne enamels are recommended for finish coats.



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Technical support was provided regarding the ceiling and wall partition design. Level 5 finish was achieved using USG SHEETROCK® Brand TUFF-HIDE™ Primer Surfacer.
A project for Saudi Aramco, designed by Zaha Hadid, executed by Drake and Scull is the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum project in the region.

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