LA PERLE AQUATHEATRE KHATIB & ALAMI
Plumbing Project of the Year
Khatib & Alami limited won the Plumbing Project of the Year award for the aqua theatre La Perle, Dubai.
Mansour Abdulla Kharoub, manager, mechanical section, Khatib & Alami, said: “There are many reasons for us to win this award. This is a very special project for a special client. This is for Al Habtoor Group. This is a unique project. Behind the scenes, you will find big systems with complicated controls. This project is special in every aspect.”
La Perle is a 1,300-seat, aqua-theatre (one of only three in the world) featuring the region’s first permanent show. The show’s aquatic theatrics and gravitydefying performances could only be delivered in a theatre custom-built with automated staging, high-tech overhead rigging and cutting edge technologies. To create an interactive experience, the venue is built around a large pool which features several dynamic water features.
The significant challenges of designing and delivering the plumbing elements of the project were delivered using international best practice techniques, with a focus on sustainability, efficiency, safety and reliability. Given their critical nature, the robustness of the plumbing systems is essential, enabling them to meet expected levels of performance on a daily basis every single day, except for four weeks when maintenance takes place.