Creo Project, Israel

SAS International's SAS330 has created a ceiling feature within an atrium for the Creo Project.

Key features

Sector

Commercial

Client

Kodak

Architect

D.S Blay Architecture

Main contractor

Kariv Company Ltd

Sub-contractor

Rotern, Tel Aviv

Completion year

2007

System type

SAS130, SAS330, Spandrel Panels

Area M2

19,700

Region

Middle East

Product Groups

A range of Metal Ceiling and Architectural Metalwork solutions from SAS International were chosen for the recently-completed head office for Kodak Israel. This new-build office accommodation, called the Kodak Centre, is in Petah Tivka, a city to the north-east of Tel Aviv, Israel.

The building features an eye-catching main entrance foyer with atrium. This large open space, which is the height of the building, creates a stunning, light-filled environment. SAS330, painted silver grey, was installed to create a ceiling feature within the atrium, which was a key challenge in the project.

Ideally suited to applications with large expanses of ceilings, SAS330 gives a sense of space which is ideal for open plan areas. Class A acoustic absorption or 49db attenuation can be achieved using a range of acoustic inlays.

In addition, SAS International provided specialist metalwork for this part of the building - bespoke spandrel panels clad the walls around the atrium. The silver grey panels were manufactured with apertures integrating the atrium air diffusion nozzles, providing a durable, resilient and easy to maintain surface.

D.S. Blay Architecture Industrial Design Limited were the architects for the project.

Dvora Blay, Principal and lead on this project, commented: “The SAS solutions were specified

because of the high acoustic value they offer. A suspended solution was important to offer access to the ceiling above.”

“The ability to hang indirect/direct light fixtures from the structure of the SAS130/Alugrid Q solution was also a key consideration,” she added.

Nearly 16,000 sqm of SAS System 130 was chosen for the office and breakout areas in the complex. Alugrid-Q, a unique multi- function suspension system for use with SAS130 metal ceiling tiles, provides a clean, flush ceiling plane. Its continuous, linear threadform also allows the easy location of partition heads by means of an M6 bolt, without causing damage to the ceiling.

SAS metal ceiling systems are sympathetic to fast track construction as they are unaffected by humidity and can be installed as soon as the building envelope is closed.

The state-of-the-art new building has strong ‘green’ credentials. This was a consideration in the specification of materials. Steel is the world’s most recycled material and SAS metal solutions, as well as offering a 25-year lifespan, when stripped out can be recycled.

Systems used