Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi

Inspired by student energy, the extension’s design reflects the centre’s vision forward and consists of four educational buildings that incorporate medical and engineering facilities, classrooms, a student hub, sports amenities, library, lecture hall and auditorium. 

The internal lighting design scheme for this project was based on being complementary to the architecture and a sense of openness, integration within the architectural surfaces, communication with the environment using a language for wayfinding, and above all efficiency. 

Stretch ME became a key part of the design language with the integration of Stretch Ceilings High-Performance Crystal White Diffuser. The Lighting Diffuser panels were fabricated in exceptionally large pieces to minimize joins and improve the efficiency of the design and environmental credentials. 

Project Relevant Awards 

MEED (Middle East Economic Digest) Awards – Engineering Achievement of the Year, Educational Project of the Year & Sustainability Medal

Middle East Architect Awards – Education Project of the year
MEED (Middle East Economic Digest) Awards – National Winner (Best Cultural, Institutional and Educational Project)
INDEX (International Design Exhibition) Interior Design and Architecture Awards – Best Cultural, Institutional and Educational Project

World Architecture Festival Awards – Shortlisted (Best Educational Project)
Interior Design Awards – Bronze (Best Educational Project)

Brand:- Stretch Ceilings ME
Company:- StretchME 
Product:- Translucent Crystal White Diffuser
Finish:- Smooth White
Certifications:- Certified and Fire Rated B S2 d0 including CE Certified for Quality Assurance.