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Saint-Gobain inaugurates Al MUNTADA- knowledge space at Masdar City

by Mohammad Ghazal

French multinational Saint-Gobain inaugurates its first Knowledge space in the Middle East at Masdar City, Abu Dhabi’s flagship sustainable urban community.

AL-MUNTADA, a 400-square-meter space built over a 2,200-square-meter land will showcase the latest Innovations of Saint-Gobain in light and sustainable Construction, namely the lightweight façade system, internal partitions and acoustic ceilings from Gyproc, acoustic and sustainable decorative flooring systems from Weber, pre-insulated lightweight HVAC ducts from Kimmco-Isover.

It will also feature best performant acoustic ceilings tiles and seamless acoustic ceilings from Ecophon, high performance glass which provides high light and visibility by using Saint-Gobain Glass, fire resistant and safety glass from Vetrotech, Safety films on glass from Solar Gard and sustainable cast iron draining pipes from Saint-Gobain PAM.

 The Photovoltaic panels used are also generating 20% more energy than what is required to operate the building.

Hady Nassif CEO Saint-Gobain Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, Antoine Ghazal CEO Saint-Gobain Gulf Countries inaugurated today AL-MUNTADA – Knowledge Space by Saint-Gobain under the auspices of the French Embassy in the UAE represented by Jean-Baptiste Chauvel, Regional French Economic Counsellor for the Arabian Peninsula and Ahmed Baghoum Acting CEO of Masdar City.

Using the latest technology of smart glass from SageGlass in its construction, AL-MUNTADA will offer a unique Feel, Hear, See, Breathe experience. This space also features a digital and physical solutions library, a learning center that will target improving the technical awareness in the construction and will be open for Developers, authorities, architects, Consultants, Engineers, Contractors, Distributors and University Students allowing them to discover the world of Saint-Gobain.

 Masdar City, the hub of sustainability, was naturally selected to be the home of AL-MUNTADA that aims to be a net zero carbon building.

As world leader in the light and sustainable construction, Saint-Gobain which is engaged in a net-zero carbon commitment by 2050 will accelerate its growth in UAE and the GCC through AL-MUNTADA- Knowledge Space by Saint-Gobain, as well as raise awareness of its innovative solutions addressing the challenges of light and sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.

 “Since 2017, Saint-Gobain has been a partner of Masdar City promoting the same values, vision of sustainable future through a representation office. Today, with AL-MUNTADA, we are offering our customers and all stakeholders the opportunity to experience what the future of construction would look like. We are happy to see as many professionals as possible to come and visit” says Hady Nassif, CEO Saint-Gobain EMME cluster.

Ahmed Baghoum, Acting CEO of Masdar City, said: “Over the last 15 years, Masdar City has evolved significantly as a global hub for sustainability-centred enterprises, and hosts some of the world’s most innovative companies looking to grow their businesses. AL-MUNTADA Knowledge Space by Saint-Gobain adds to our rich portfolio of global businesses that share our vision to securing a greener future for all. This is a testament to confidence among international businesses in Masdar City as the ideal destination that drives their growth aspirations while contributing to a sustainable future.”

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