Al Maryah Island Sports Dome
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Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
United arab emirates
Year of construction
Name of the client/building owner
Government of Abu Dhabi
Function of building
Degree of enclosure
Fully enclosed structure
Arid - dry and hot all year
Number of layers
Type of application of the membrane
Primary function of the tensile structure
- Thermal insulation
Insulated air dome
The world-class indoor football facility is the first dome with the DUOL ECO Ultra insulation in the UAE. The insulation is specially designed for airdomes and extreme weather conditions. It increases immensely the membrane insulation efficiency and significantly reduces the U-value. The lightweight insulation system reduces the required cooling by 70%, minimizes the heating and/or cooling costs, has a rock-solid design as well as a long lifespan.
DUOL developed this tremendous efficient insulation system with the “Titan” under the membranes, the so-called ATLAS Architecture Type 4 (art. 760) (outer membrane) and POLYPLAN Tent Antiwicking (art. 787) (inner membrane) produced by SATTLER.
• ATLAS Architecture membranes stand for aesthetic design, strength, protection and longevity. The ATLAS membranes are revolutionary and unique fabrics, based on a better PVC-coating and an innovative ATLAS weave structure applied to architecture membranes. These fabrics open a wide range of new and amazing possibilities for your projects. The block- out version of this membrane offers 100% protection against light and UV-rays and darkens a room completely.
• POLYPLAN Tent Antiwicking is a high-strength anti-wicking polyester fabric with increased UV-stabilized soft-PVC coating on both sides. The membrane has a white fungicide finish, is lacquered on both sides and is flame retardant according to the most common standards.
Both membranes were perfectly suited for this project.
Description of the environmental conditions
Material of the cover
Sattler ATLAS Architecture Type 4
Main dimensions and form
Covered surface (m2)
Duration of use
Temporary or permanent structure