SAS International

Supplier completes design, manufacture and supply contract for Abu Dhabi Souk lighting

Lighting systems for Abu Dhabi’s refurbished The Souk, Central Market, have been supplied by SAS International.

The interior building solutions supplier won a contract to design, manufacture and provide lighting and service channels, as well as metal ceilings. The products have been used for interior and exterior areas in the market.

The redevelopment of the Souk, headed by Aldar, follows a fire in 2003 which destroyed the emirate’s oldest bazaar.

Architect Foster and Partners, which joined the project in 2006, was responsible for the external redesign of The Souk.

SAS International and Aldar have collaborated on a number of projects including Aldar headquarters; the main building at the Science & Technology Park, Doha; and the H3SIXTY Business Centre, Bahrain. SAS International has offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

It was also announced last month that SAS International has introduced a new doublehook system for its System 205 and 600 ceilings.

The panels and rafts are now demountable from either side to facilitate easier installation and maintenance.

System 205 is specifically designed for use in corridors while the double-hook adaptation for System 600 acoustic lighting rafts or modules provides “additional access flexibility for an already versatile product,” according to a statement from the company.

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