SAS International - Bespoke metal ceilings meet strict
requirements for forward-winning Air Traffic Control Centre
A barrel vaulted SAS System 200 metal ceiling from
SAS International was specified by Crispin Wride
Architects for the recently completed National Air
Traffic Services building at Glasgow Prestwick Airport.
The curve of the ceiling reduces the lighting glare on
monitors while gantry accessed hinged ceiling panels
avoid disruption to the 24 hour operation of the centre.
The centre showcases the next generation of Air Traffic
Management Systems and was recently awarded a
prestigious Association of Interior Specialists Award.
Crispin Wride Architects specified SAS International
because of their expertise in manufacturing bespoke
ceilings; SAS were able to understand and develop the
project design requirements into a working solution.
The around-the-clock nature of the work of air traffic
controllers required the SAS ceiling panels to be
installed with integrated hinged ceiling panels which
open the entire length of the ceiling. Gantries
suspended above the ceiling enabling lighting to be
changed without distributing the air traffic controllers
SAS provided a mock-up early in the design process to
ensure that the indirect lighting worked with the vault
ceiling to limit the amount of glare on the monitors, a
key issue for air traffic controllers. The ceiling
design was also developed to set-out and support this
SAS System 330 lay-on suspended metal ceilings were also
specified for the corridors throughout the building. In
the viewing gallery overlooking the operational floor a
black low gloss SAS System 330 ceiling ensured glare was
not projected into the operations room.
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