Trust Tower, Central Market, Abu Dhabi

This unique offset ellipse design tower had to allow the ceiling to flow around the building. A bespoke SAS330 metal ceiling system was specified incorporating trapezoidal panels.

Key features

Sector

Commercial

Client

Aldar Properties PJSC

Architect

Foster & Partners

Main contractor

Arabian Construction Company

Sub-contractor

Arctic LLC

Completion year

2012

System type

SAS330

Area M2

60,000

Region

Middle East

Product Groups

Trust Tower forms one of three new tower blocks; part of the Central Market development. The first tower to be completed is tower three a 59-storey commercial office development.

The tower is a unique offset ellipse design, to allow the ceiling to flow around the building a bespoke. SAS330 metal ceiling system was specified incorporating trapezoidal panels.

Enabling a monolithic finish to the ceiling plane, black service troughs house recessed lighting and other MEP services; this enables maximum acoustic performance to be achieved from the ceiling tiles.

Over 900 different sized ceiling tiles were manufactured and installed throughout the project. Metal ceilings provide durability, accessibility to the ceiling void and low maintenance. The life-span of SAS International’s metal ceilings is in excess of 25 years with only very basic maintenance.

The entrance mezzanine area features a four storey high ceiling finished in midnight blue, providing a dramatic entrance to this iconic building.

Systems used