Adexsi UK is supplying a range of smoke ventilation equipment for the construction of the NAS (or Nad al Sheba) arena in Dubai. The project involves the creation of a sports complex including a volleyball arena with a 5,000 seat spectator capacity and futsal pitch. The plan is for the venue to host international tournaments.
Equipment from the Adexsi group range that will be fitted to the arena structure includes OTF and Ventilight units, manufactured by group company Souchier in France. The OTF is a remote controlled facade opening panel, designed to provide an unobtrusive smoke ventilation and heat exhaust ventilator capability, while retaining an attractive building facade. A mechanism built into the aluminium frame of the units is deployed to open the hinged panel as necessary. The Ventilight is a smoke and heat exhaust ventilator designed for use on building roofs, with the ability to be installed at any angle from 5 to 60 degrees. Along with the opening panels integrated into the building envelope, the Adexsi UK team has also advised on the design, and will be supplying, a connected control system that will link to key sensors around the building, enabling activation of the vents as necessary.
And, in case you are not familiar with futsal, it is a five a side football format. Usually played on an indoor pitch, it uses hockey sized goals, and a football with a reduced bounce. The game, which runs to 20 minutes per half, is recognised by UEFA and FIFA, and is used by many footballers as part of their training schedule and footballing development.
The project is being delivered by main contractor Al Naboodah Construction Group, with consultant Dar Al Handasah and local specialists Alu Nasa.