Heriot-Watt University, located in Dubai's International Academic City, is a world-renowned educational institution that offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The university's new state-of-the-art campus required a comprehensive lighting and acoustic solution that would support its modern educational approach while creating an inspiring and functional space for students and staff.
Completion Date: 2019
Brands: Zumtobel, Future designs, Intra lighting, Autex
Interior Designer: BDP
Scope: Lighting | Acoustics
The Challenge: The challenge faced by Acoulite was to provide a lighting and acoustic solution that would meet the university's specific requirements and create a comfortable and inspiring learning environment for students and staff. The university's modern approach to education required a space that was technologically advanced, comfortable, and visually stimulating.
Acoulite's solution had to incorporate energy-efficient lighting, and high-quality acoustics that would provide a comfortable learning experience while reducing energy consumption and operating costs. Working during the COVID-19 pandemic presented further difficulties, including limited labor onsite and restricted elevator use. Despite these challenges, the project was completed on time and achieved a million-man hours accident-free.
The Solution: Acoulite's team of experts worked closely with the university's architects and engineers to design a comprehensive lighting and acoustic solution that would meet the university's specific requirements. The acoustic solution incorporated a range of innovative products and technologies. These products and technologies were strategically placed throughout the university's buildings to create a comfortable and distraction-free learning environment.