Given the complexities of the project, Creation Gulf was called on board by the contractor Voltas Ltd to Supply, Install, Test and Commission the Lighting Control System for the Cultural Foundation Building, Pocket Spaces, External areas, Fountain Areas, and Parking Buildings. The project which took six months to finish was replete with challenges. “There were multiple areas, and each had its own unique design and concept. It was as if we were working on six different projects at one time which finally had to be integrated with each other".
“The concept for each area kept changing before the final design was approved. So, we kept redesigning the system and its components to ensure we match the design intent. Besides this, the time-frame for the on-site execution was very tight and called for precise planning and coordination. On-site work also called for impromptu solutions due to site conditions,” explains Mr. Dharmendra Patel, MD, Creation.
The controls integrated into the lighting plan were dependent on the area and the broad objective of the plan. Helvar, was the brand of choice throughout the project. The resuscitation of Qasr Al Hosn is not about redoing facades and going modern with the interiors. Rather it is all about celebrating Abu Dhabi’s humble beginnings and delving back into the pages of time and into a way of life that deserves to be celebrated.