Studor Enables Unique Domed Roof at Ferrari World Theme Park
The unique design of the Ferrari World Theme Park roof, sporting a massive Ferrari logo, was only made possible using the Studor Single Pipe System (SSPS), an environmentally-friendly and cost effective sealed drainage solution that avoids the need for unsightly roof penetrations.
The Ferrari Theme Park is located on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates. Part of a joint project between Italian automotive manufacturer Ferrari and ALDAR Properties PJSC, the 250,000 square metre (more than 2.6 million square feet) park is an oasis of discovery, hospitality and beauty that captures the culture, flavour and spirit of Italy, as well as the legendary automotive history and heritage of Ferrari cars and racing.
The iconic roof of Ferrari World is modelled after the side profile of a Ferrari GT. The roof has a total surface area of 200,000 square meters (2,152,782 sq ft) with a perimeter of 2,200 metres (7,218 ft). The indoor area of Ferrari World, measuring 86,000 m2 (925,696 sq ft), is located under this 50 m (164 ft) high roof, making it the largest indoor amusement park in the world.
A Ferrari logo adorns the roof of the building and measures 65 m (213 ft) by 48.5 m (159.1 ft) – the largest Ferrari logo ever created. 12,370 tonnes of steel has been used to support the roof whose centre is marked by a 100 m (328 ft) glazed funnel.
Planning & Preparation
The SSPS represents a complete and innovative drainage system solution. The Studor P.A.P.A. (Positive Air Pressure Attenuator) is an integral part of the SSPS and is installed only in conjunction with Studor air admittance valves and other relevant products.
A total of 110 Studor P.A.P.A.s, 310 Mini-Vents and 55 Maxi-Vents formed the SSPS used in the Ferrari World project. The Studor P.A.P.A.s were installed at the top of stacks to avoid the need for open venting through roof.
The P.A.P.A.s absorb the pressure fluctuations inside the sealed drainage system and protect the trap seals in conjunction with the Studor Mini-Vents and Maxi-Vents.
In addition to providing the design expertise, Studor gave technical support as required and also ensured that the local authority regulations were adhered to by conducting periodical inspections.
The use of the SSPS at Ferrari World avoided roof penetrations that would have significantly detracted from the stunning elegance of the design. Because the SSPS promotes a reduction in usage of raw materials, this solution also helped in significantly reducing the time, material and labour costs of ventilating the drainage system of such a massive project.
The Consultant and Contractor were very satisfied with the simplicity of Studor’s design and the easy installation procedures of the SSPS. Studor’s team was fully involved with the installation of the company’s products throughout, which ensured compliance with Studor guidelines and vouchsafed its lifetime warranty.
The Client, ALDAR Properties, was extremely satisfied with the overall reduction in the time for installation and the cost of materials and labour.