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Presidential Palace

United Arab Emirates

  • Short description: Initial cleaning and water-repellent stain proof treatment of surfaces in stone.
  • Period of intervention: 2013
  • Materials: Natural stones and Agglomerates

 Fila’s surface regime has been chosen for the new Presidential Palace, in Abu Dhabi – the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Situated in a 150-hectare plot on the Ras al Akhdar peninsula, the new Palace will house the offices of H.H. The President, H.H. The Vice President, H.H. The Crown Prince, Ministers and visiting dignitaries. The highly prestigious landmark project is estimated to take three years. It will include the treatment of a 450,000m² vertical area of pale beige Chauvigny Turkish limestone. All stone is being supplied by Mosart Marble (Abu Dhabi).
Prior to specification of products, both the material’s natural characteristics and the location’s weather and climate conditions were examined. A treatment system - using Fila Deterdek, Fila Hydrorep and FilaFob - was devised and Fila’s technical and training teams worked closely with Mosart Marble to establish a dedicated treatment line.
Due to the absorbent nature of the limestone, all material will be deep-cleaned with diluted Fila Deterdek. Fila Hydrorep – a water-repellent sealer - will then be applied to the stone. Lower cladding material will receive a further application of FilaFob, to provide stain protection – and an additional coat will be applied, on-site, to areas at greater risk from the elements.

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