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Abu Dhabi Presidential Palace

Design & Build Structures

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Cultural / Public Art

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Stainless Steel

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Complete

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UAE
  • Location Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Main Contractor Grankraft Industries LLC
  • Status Completed

Project Summary

Based inside the Presidential Palace complex in the UAE capital, Qasr Al Watan pays homage to Arabian heritage and design. Complete with huge white domes, lush gardens, and dramatic chandeliers, the new landmark aims to give visitors a stronger understanding of the UAE’s governing traditions and values.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai described Qasr Al Watan as an important symbol of the UAE’s progressive journey.

Grankraft’s involvement on Qasr Al Watan complex has been the design and production of various movable stainless steel cladded cubes. The stainless steel used (316L) has a polished finish to ensure the mirrored effect desired.

The cladding of the cube is formed by triangular SS panels with minimal hairline joints in between them. Grankraft overtook a major exercise to minimise the joint sizes both during the manufacturing of the panels and during the installation. This minimal joint width was required to achieve the enigmatic look of the cubes.

The precision and accuracy that has been achieved by Grankraft is visible on the sharp edges and corners of the cube. Millimetric installation was achieved in order to ensure the perfect pointed corners and straight edges of the panels on the corners of the cubes. The surface of the panels is perfectly flat due to the laser cut process utilised to cut the SS sheets into the correct dimensions. The concealed fixings detail was also developed by Grankraft to avoid any visible fixings, spacers, or joint fillers.

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