Barasti Summer Of 2016

The Brief

To increase business during the summer months of 2016, Barasti, a popular entertainment venue at Mina Seyahi in Dubai, decided to create a temporary structure that would house its middle bar and create a temperature controlled climate for its patrons. A 40m x 30m glass tent was constructed and installed for a period of five months during Dubai's stifling summer; the mega tent was then replicated in 2016.

FLOW was asked to provide a solution that would keep the venue temperature inside the glass enclosed structure at 22 degrees Celsius, while the outdoor ambient temperature surpassed 46 degrees Celsius. The brief required a solution that would fit the atheistic of the venue and ensure Barasti's clients could enjoy the views on offer, whilst maximising the floor space to reach target footfall capacity.

The Solution

Taking into account all aspects of the brief, FLOW put together a solution that combined split AC units to ensure the target temperatures could be achieved. Wall mounted jet diffusers connected to package AC units were also used to reduce the floor space required for indoor units. A total of 225T of cooling - provided via multiple smaller machines - was utilised, as well as 12,000 CFM extrators providing fresh air in a smoking venue.

Like any busy nightspot, the main bar attracts large quantities of people within a close proximity so FLOW provided a specific larger package unit and air distribution system to ensure for a consistently cool temperature in that area, regardless of the amount of people present.

The Verdict

"The tent has been a great success for Barasti as a business. With the increased number of guests welcomed during the traditionally quiet summer period, the client recorded significant revenue increases."

"The team at FLOW were very accommodating to our needs and provided us with an ideal solution that provided consistent cooling while not being an eyesore. Their professionalism and attention to detail make them an ideal partner in such projects."

Grant Van Lelyveld
Head of Operations, WICKED