SAS International wins Abu Dhabi new souk fit-out
Firm installed bespoke lighting, metal ceilings for lift lobby areas
SAS International has supplied products for the new souk in Abu Dhabi’s Central Market.
The design and manufacturing company which provides interior fit-out solutions, including acoustic and fire products, for both the public and private sector designed and manufactured bespoke lighting and service channels as well as metal ceilings for the lift lobby areas.
“With many unusual shapes and specifications involved in The Souk’s design, SAS International was actively involved in the design and manufacture of these high quality architectural metalwork solutions for both internal and external applications,” a spokesman for the firm said.
“Ensuring the highest standard throughout was essential as, still partially under construction, Abu Dhabi’s Central Market has already become a landmark in the city.”
The building, which a mix of modern and traditional architecture, is located at the heart of the city’s commercial district and on the site of the Emirate’s oldest bazaar which was destroyed by a fire in 2003.
The redevelopment of the site by developer Aldar has seen new life breathed into the market area and a range of commercial and residential opportunities for investors.
International architectural firm Foster + Partners was appointed in 2006 to design the new development.
Having operated in the Middle East for over 30 years, SAS International has supplied many projects in the region including the Aldar HQ; the main building at the Science & Technology Park, Doha; and the H3SIXTY Business Centre, Bahrain.
The company has offices in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai.