Multiforms, the Dubai-based architectural façade specialist and associate company of Emaar Industries & Investments (EII), has won a Dh250 million contract from Saudi Oger, the primary construction contractor of the King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (Kaust) campus.
Under the contract, which could go up to Dh350m depending on the developer’s requirements, Multiforms will undertake stonewall cladding for six buildings and install curtain walls, louvers, titanium, cladding and doors to four main buildings.
The external cladding will be completed within a year of commencement of work.
The Multiforms cladding is expected to be a valuable addition to the developers’ aim of having a minimal environmental footprint, without compromising on the aesthetic value.
Dr Ahmad Khayyat, Chief Executive Officer, EII, said: “Following our partnership with Multiforms, the company is fast consolidating its reputation in undertaking challenging cladding works and has built a strong geographic footprint in the region and abroad.
The work on Kaust further highlights the project execution skills of Multiforms.” Firas Al Rifai, CEO of Multiforms, said: “We are extremely pleased to be part of this development that will set the standard of educational institutions in the region.
Our design team will diligently oversee the details of the project to ensure it is on a par with highest international standards.
It is an honour to have been chosen to play a role in enhancing the aesthetic value of this educational institution.”
Kaust, currently under construction over an area of 26 million sq m along the Red Sea coast at Thuwal, serves as a premium graduate-level research university comprising interdisciplinary research institutes.
These institutes cover several topics including resources; energy and the environment; biosciences and bioengineering; materials science and engineering among others.
Multiforms wins Dh250m Saudi Oger contract