The 13th annual MEP Middle East Awards were hosted in Dubai this year with leading consultants, contractors and suppliers in the running for awards in 20 separate categories. BAPS Hindu Mandir Abu Dhabi’s engineering consultants Ramboll were also contending with a unique submission – the mechanical engineering of the BAPS Hindu Mandir project.
After in-depth review by industry experts, the BAPS Hindu Mandir was awarded the ‘Mechanical Project of the Year 2019’.
Past awardees include the Dubai Opera House, Khalifa University and the Dubai Trade Center District.
MEP Middle East, the MEP industry’s leading magazine, noted, “The design benefited from energy-efficient systems with energy and enthalpy recovery, careful selection and discreet placement of plant and distribution equipment to promote the experience of being in a spiritual centre, and consideration given to providing an extremely low impact in terms of acoustic performance within the temple areas, such as the prayer hall and Abhishek mandap.”
The BAPS Hindu Mandir project is one that is unlike any other undertaken in the region. Balancing the traditions of an ancient architectural style with modern facilities, construction methods and requirements provides unique challenges. RSP, the lead designers of the project and Ramboll, the lead engineering consultants have been approaching each challenge as an opportunity and have worked together to design an award-winning complex.