Qasr Al Hosn

Completion Date: August 2018

Area Applied: 2,500 m2

Client: Eastern International / Wates Construction JV

System: Microtopping®

Constructed as watch tower in 1761 from coral and sea stone, Qasr Al Hosn is one of Abu Dhabi’s most recognised historical landmarks due to it being the oldest stone building built in the city. Since the discovery of the country’s capital till present, Qasr Al Hosn has been renovated and changed in various ways to adapt with the times and new endeavors of the city. From the extension of a small fort in 1793 by the then ruler, Shakhbut bin Dhiyab Al Nahyan to its biggest renovation in the 1930’s to create its present shape, the building will always have importance in Abu Dhabi’s history.

With renovations taking place within Qasr Al Hosn, the new aesthetic would have to guarantee to catch the eye of the many visitors of the building whilst offering durable qualities. Duphill’s Microtopping® solution was chosen as the specified finish for the atrium for these reasons. The seamless surface allows the atrium to obtain an easy to clean finish making it perfect for any plant residue or soil removal and the 3-4mm thickness allowed the Microtopping to be applied directly on the area with no modification to the original surface. Microtopping is also remarkably creative, in offering countless colours and textures which enabled Duphill to create a unique aesthetic for the landmark and allowed Duphill to showcase the beauty of their work in such an iconic building with its many years of history.

Duphill’s talented team applied the Microtopping® over 4 weeks, creating a modern masterpiece. With a respectable project like this, Duphill stand out from the competition due to their efficient yet precise approach. With over 10 years of experience, Duphill continue to strive with client satisfaction.