Lisbon 2018 | Ceilings

Bollywood Theme Park

United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab EmiratesCompany Name: Plafond

Project description

Bollywood Parks is the first of its kind themed park dedicated to the extravagance of India’s grandiose film industry, based in Mumbai. The park illustrates Bollywood’s movie culture including 16 rides and attractions inspired by Bollywood blockbuster movies, giving a kaleidoscopic experience to Bollywood fans from all over the world. This park is a part of the Dubai Parks & Resorts Mega development aimed to boost the tourism and entertainment industry in Dubai.



With over 20 years experience in the GCC, Plafond is the UAE’s market leading multi-disciplinary Fit-Out, MEP and FM contractors specializing in innovative solutions for the hotel, commercial, retail and airport sectors. Plafond consists of a dedicated team of professionals who pride themselves on a fresh and unique approach to all projects undertaken. They are a multicultural organization where the promotion of best practice initiatives is encouraged and developed throughout the company.

Impact resistant
Various GypWall systems with 15mm DuraLine boards to achieve Severe Duty. They were used in walls separating waiting areas and theatres.
Superior aesthetic and design
For one of a kind theme park aesthetics was a key factor specially in theatre like Raj Mahal which was built to look like Taj Mahal with white marble.
Acoustic control
Ecophon Akusto Wall Panel C – Class A absorber was used inside all theatres of the Hall of Heroes building to meet sound absorption requirements.
Acoustic insulation
GypWall AUDIO with DuraLine boards were used for 9.6m high walls requiring upto 69dB in separating walls of theatres in Hall of Heroes building.
Fire protection
Gyproc ShaftWall with Gyproc CoreBoard and Gyproc FireStop giving 60 mins performance.Used in Krrish flying theatre where 13m high walls were needed

Key Achievements

  • Major training provided to Sub-Contractor and Main-Contractor. 12 training sessions on site, consiting of 300 hours. Continuous site visits by Gyproc teams for SpecSure.
  • Site specific design solution were given for installation of ECOPHON® Wall Panels as they were required to be installed on curved walls.
  • Connection of GYPWALL® systems to profile deck maintaining fire performance and deflection requirement.

Key Challenges

High acoustic performance requirements up to 69dB was to be achieved within restricted widths to separate adjacent viewing theaters and fun rides. The project lacked accessibility for installation of specified systems and many curved walls needed high sound absorption on which ECOPHON® wall Panels AKUSTO®C were to be installed which. This was technically challenging and required special support by the Gyproc team, both on site and off site. ECOPHON® panels were installed on GYPWALL® Audio curved walls.


Building owner:
Dubai Parks & Resorts
Kling Consult Gmbh
Main contractor:
Al Nasr Contracting Company
Wish Jayaraj
Saint-Gobain Team:
Rayson RameshanMichael Monaghan