Farrat are proud to have recently supplied Acoustic Floating Floors for 16 state-of-the-art VOX cinema screens within the prestigious $509m Majid Al Futtaim ‘City Centre Almaza’ retail project, located in Cairo, Egypt.
City Centre Almaza is set to open early 2019, and will feature 103,455 square metres of retail space offering over 300 international and local brands, as well as a 13,040 square metre Carrefour and 16 state-of-the-art VOX cinema screens. Each VOX Cinema screen will feature high-resolution digital projection systems, digital 3D content and Dolby Atmos 7.1 multidimensional surround sound systems, to create a fully immersive, multi-sensory experience for viewers.
Farrat worked with Al Dhabi Contracting, following a successful collaboration on a similar project (Mall of Egypt) and drew on experience from other prior projects for City Centre and Majid Al Futtaim to isolate noise and vibration disturbance from closely spaced auditoria, retail units and external transport noise.
A hybrid box-in-box design for each auditorium was engineered, to provide high levels of acoustic isolation with minimal risk of flanking. The system consists of Farrat Isomat Acoustic Floating Floors, with the Farrat PLAS system used to isolate the internal walls and ceilings – decoupling each auditorium from the surrounding building structure.