Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abu Dhabi, UAE 

Saturday, July 17, 2010 11:43:54 AM

Stretch Ceilings were recently commissioned to supply and install Satin and Translucent Membranes into the office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abu Dhabi, to close off the void in the atrium to ensure that noise and smells from the cafeteria did not transmit to the rest of the building and the dramatic entrance areas.

A Satin White Membrane was chosen due to its clean smooth finish. Below the Satin Membrane a Cristal White Translucent sheet was fitted to create a tent like structure which swept up to a central circular apex fixed by concealed aluminium framework positioned close to the underside of the Satin membrane.

The Translucent sheet was used to diffuse some of the light which was positioned at the perimeter bulkheads to add a small depth of light. The overall effect of the diffused light and the shape of the Translucent Membrane combined to create a feature design and a practical noise solution which was most welcomed by the Client and Architect.

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