Digital edition 2021 | Non-residential

The Address Residences Jumeirah Resort & Spa

United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab EmiratesCompany Name: Depa Interiors, International Decor

Project description

The Address Residences Jumeirah Resort provides an exotic blend of architectural elegance within a natural beach-side lifestyle in the heart of the city. The iconic 75 storey marvel consists of 2 interconnected hotel and residential towers offering 187 keys located at the end of Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai. The hotel and serviced residences, spanning over an area of 19,690 sqm, will be housed in one tower, and the apartments in the other with a common podium. The landscape is broken down into terraces of greenery, outdoor lounges, restaurants, and pools that cascade into each other. Separate pools have been designed for adults and children with some of them dedicated to hotel guests and others for residents.


Depa Interiors, International Decor

International Décor Co. LLC has carried out numerous successful projects including residential, commercial buildings and offices, hotels, hospitals, palaces and villas for reputed customers all over the UAE. During this period, the company has developed expertise in gypsum products including suspended ceiling and drywall partitioning alongside interior decoration, furnishing and other works enabling them to fully meet customer requirements and carry out projects to the highest professional workmanship standards. The team consists of a technical team, managers, engineers, QA/QC engineers, designers, surveyors, safety officers, supervisors and foremen with over 370 skilled workers.

Fire protection
120 minutes fire rating was required and achieved for all partitions
Robustness guarantee
Severe Duty Rating was achieved by using GypWall® ROBUST partition system
Moisture resistance
All Gypsum partitions – internal, demise & corridor walls used M2tech® plasterboard
Indoor air quality
All Gypsum partitions – internal, demise & corridor walls used Activ’Air® plasterboards

Key Achievements

  • Good understanding and cooperation within Gyproc operations to produce a huge volume of a 3 in 1 plasterboard (Duraline® Activ’Air® M2TECH®) within a short period.
  • Exceptional level of pro-activeness and coordination with all project parties to ensure the securing process of such high Gyproc specification value within a tight client budget.
  • Performance beyond regulatory requirement for Gyproc technical team in investing more than 60 hours of site support visits and reviewing more than 300 drawings from our partners.

Key Challenges

To produce and deliver an impact resistant Duraline® plasterboard with two SG technologies Activ’Air®’ & M2TECH® for more than 120 000 sqm in a short timeframe.

The client had a very tight gypsum budget which had to be achieved with our partners ‘Depa & International Décor’ incorporating the high Gyproc VAB & systems specified. This made it a very challenging securing process requiring more than 10 techno-commercial meetings with the project parties during the tendering phase.

Site required major technical support and training for over 500 installers on site during peak periods. In addition to site training we provided support with drawing reviews, engineering judgements, bespoke details development requiring additional man hours.


Building owner:
Al Aseel Investments
Killa Design
Main contractor:
Wish Jayaraj Kalarani
Saint-Gobain Team:
Zaid Suleiman