NYU Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, The United Arab Emirates
CDM installed approximately 2000m² of CDM-QDECK to guarantee optimal sound quality in the new Arts Center of NYU Abu Dhabi.
New York University is building a new campus in Abu Dhabi on Saddiyat Island. The new campus has 117,000m² of Academic
Space, 142,000m² of housing for students and staff, 34,000m² of car parking and 8,200m² of specialist research areas.
One of the buildings on the campus is the Arts building which contains a state-of-the-art Auditorium, a Black Box Theatre and a Recital Hall. The Acoustic Consultant specified that all three of these performance spaces should have 150mm thick concrete floating floors on a 100mm void with a system natural frequency of <10Hz. The CDM-QDECK system was used which was designed to take perimeter wall loads of over 100kN/m.