SAS installs key solutions at Jordan airport
Amman, March 26, 2013
SAS International, a British manufacturer of interior fit-out products, said it had designed an acoustic linear ceiling for thermal mass cooling at the recently-opened 103,000 sqm terminal in Queen Alia International Airport, Jordan.
The company said a range of its architectural metal work solutions had been installed at the new terminal including the visually striking Tubeline ceiling system.
Designed by Foster + Partners the new terminal is expected to handle an increased capacity of nearly nine million passengers.
“Balancing function with aesthetics is one of the biggest demands when considering products for transportation hubs," said Andrew Jackson, the director at SAS International.
"The choice of materials and innovative products all have a part to play in providing not only a distinct finish to enhance the vision, but also an environment that is comfortable for the volumes of people in transit, with acoustic control addressed," he explained.
Working with local building expertise the architects have constructed the terminal entirely from concrete as the high thermal mass of the material provides passive environmental control catering for the varying summer temperatures of Amman’s climate.
"The tessellated roof canopy with concrete domes, extend to shade the facades. To enable seamless future expansion, each dome is a modular unit," said Jackson.
According to him, SAS had worked closely with Foster + Partners to develop an acoustic solution for the environment to fit within these concrete canopies, reminiscent of a Bedouin tent.
"The manufacturer designed and supplied 12,000 sq m of Tubeline, a curved metal linear ceiling system, complete with acoustic grey insulation to blend with the concrete soffit," he stated.
SAS also manufactured curved lighting grilles, 4,000 sq m of bespoke triangular ceiling panels and 12,000 m of its System 700 linear slat ceiling system.
"Installed within a triangular geometric grid ceiling system, the linear slats of System 700 provide a finish of neat architectural lines within the baggage claim area," said Jackson.
With over 40 years’ experience SAS International is a major producer of metal products including metal ceiling systems and architectural metalwork solutions.-TradeArabia News Service
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