Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre

Location: Al Ain/UAE
Products: Controls and Connectivity, winDIM@net

The advanced functionality of Tridonic’s winDIM@net system is making a key contribution to the sustainable credentials of the new Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre at the Al Ain Wildlife Park and Resort in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The modern functionality of the winDIM@net system represents a major contribution to the sustainability of the new Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre.

Situated in the Abu Dhabi Emirate, the Al Ain Wildlife Park & Resort is one of the world’s most ambitious wildlife projects that will play a vital conservation role as well as creating a world class tourist destination.

Design for LEED Platinum

Designed to achieve LEED Platinum certification, the centre has sustainability at its core with a strong commitment to minimising energy consumption and carbon emissions. The lighting systems within the building have the potential to make a significant contribution to the building’s energy consumption so effective lighting management is a vital element.

To that end, the Tridonic winDIM@net enables the building’s operators to take control of every aspect of the lighting, aligning it to the activities within the building so that every lumen is used to full effect. Crucially, the winDIM@net system also delivers the flexibility required to enable the building’s lighting to respond to different activities at different times of the day and the year.

winDIM@net also enables scene setting in selected areas of the building, contributing to the ambience of the displays and maximising their impact. Scenes can be pre-set within the system for ease of use by resort staff, and they can be re-programmed through the winDIM@net system if and when required.

Project Data
Project owner: Al Ain Wild Life Park and Resorts
Architects: Chalabi Architects & Partners 
Lighting design and concept: Bartenbach Lichtlabor 
Used equipment: Controls and Connectivity