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Stunning Façade at Dior Store, Mall of the Emirates

The newly renovated Dior Store at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai features a stunning façade made with approximately 10,000 linear meters of custom-made white and gold Cabkoma Strand carbon fiber rods.

These carbon fiber rods, known for their lightweight yet high-strength properties, are typically used in demanding structures like bridges and high-rise buildings. Their exceptional durability and versatility also make them perfect for creating intricate facades and unconventional building shapes.

For this project, the architect envisioned a multilayered façade that feels airy and elegant. This vision was realized by installing and tensioning the rods in a complex pattern, with all fittings hidden from view. Each rod was cut to size, and all custom stainless steel (SS) fittings used for the tensioning system were produced in-house and bonded to the carbon rods at both ends. These SS fittings were engineered based on mast tensioning systems used on racing yachts.

The Premier Composite Technology (PCT) team meticulously pre-assembled the rods and prepared an installation frame to ensure a smooth on-site installation process. The final installation was carried out by our skilled team of installers. The result is a beautiful, sophisticated façade that enhances the luxurious aesthetic of the Dior Store, showcasing the innovative use of advanced composite materials.

Exciting Expansion Announcement!

We are thrilled to announce that our company has expanded to a new facility, adding an impressive 18,376.2 Sqm to our operations! This expansion marks a significant milestone in our growth journey, and we are excited to share this news with you.

Our new facility is already up and running, enabling us to enhance our services and better serve our valued clients. This additional space will allow us to increase our production capacity, innovate more efficiently, and continue to provide top-notch solutions to meet your needs.

We are incredibly proud of this achievement and grateful for the support from our dedicated team, partners, and customers who have made this possible. We look forward to leveraging this new facility to deliver even greater value and excellence in everything we do.

Stay tuned for more updates and exciting developments as we continue to grow and expand our capabilities!

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PCT and Grimshaw Won the Excellence in Façade Sustainability Award at ZAK Awards 2024

We are truly honored to share this exhilarating news, This achievement with Grimshaw that our Dubai Expo Energy Trees have clinched the prestigious award for Excellence in Façade Sustainability at the Zak Awards for Excellence in Façade Design & Engineering !

It’s been a remarkable journey working together on the Dubai Expo Energy Trees, pushing the boundaries of sustainability and design. A big thank you to TECHNAL Middle East for sponsoring this category and to everyone involved in making this project a success. We’re excited for what the future holds as we continue to innovate and drive sustainability forward in our industry!

The innovative use of composites and carbon fiber in the support arms enabled the upper disc to precisely track the sun along a Z-axis, seamlessly resetting overnight.

This design choice was strategic, amplifying our solar harnessing capacity by up to fourfold per square meter—an exceptional leap in solar technology.

PCT and Grimshaw nominated for Excellence in Façade Sustainability Award at ZAK Awards 2024

We're thrilled to announce that PCT together with Grimshaw have been shortlisted for this year's Zak Awards for Excellence in Façade Sustainability! Join us on April 24th, 2024, at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai as we celebrate innovation and technical excellence in the industry. Thank you to the Zak Awards for this honor, and to the incredible teams for their dedication and ingenuity! Stay tuned for updates!  


JEC Summit Building & Infrastructure March 4, Pavillon gabriel paris 

Premier Composite Technologies has been honored with an invitation to participate in the JEC Summit “Building and Infrastructure” in Paris on March 4th.Djibril Waimer, Project Manager at PCT, will join forces with Eyukewe Dogo, Senior Architect at UNSx/UNStudio, and Radek Michalik, Managing Director/Chief Engineer at Composites Design Studio, for a collaborative presentation. The discussion will encompass the advantages of employing advanced composites, along with highlighting specific projects exemplifying low carbon construction through fiber-reinforced polymer solutions. Embracing the ethos that “Less is more!” will be a focal point of the presentation.

Download the file below to check the whole program

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Louis Vuitton Store Abu Dhabi The Galleria Al Maryah Island Facade

PCT was commissioned by DECO to deliver composite panels to clad the bespoke façade of the new Louis Vuitton retail store in the Galleria Mall in Abu Dhabi.


PCT wins the award for Business Excellence in Design at inaugural Westford Awards 2023

Premier Composites congratulates all the winners of the first-ever Westford Awards 2023, hosted by Westford University College in Dubai. The award ceremony recognized businesses from various industries in the UAE that demonstrated notable contributions towards innovation and growth.

Premier Composite Technologies was awarded in the Business Excellence category for Buisness Excellence in Design, along side other companies like Danube Group (Excellence in construction)  and Landmark Group (Excellence in Retail).


Premier Composites welcomes the collaboration between businesses and universities, and we are proud to see this initiative of Westford University College. We believe that collaboration between academia and industry helps bring in new talent into the workforce, which is essential for the growth and sustainability of the economy.

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PCT honored at ENOC Strategic Suppliers Recognition 2023 

This year’s event recognised strategic suppliers who worked on ENOC’s state-of-the-art pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai as well as Retail Fuel Service Station of the Future.

Thirty five strategic partners were recognised for their exceptional performance and contributions, who have helped the ENOC Group deliver on its ongoing commitment towards the UAE’s continued development.

The event, which was held at the Museum of the Future, brought together key ENOC stakeholders and its suppliers to recognise the collaborations that have supported the Group to achieve its business goals and drive operational success across various categories including digitalisation, innovation, sustainability, HSE and business continuity.

Commenting on this, His Excellency Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO at ENOC, said: “Our suppliers are a vital part of our success, and we are honoured to recognise and celebrate their contributions. As we continue to digitally transform our business and prioritise innovation and sustainability, our strategic suppliers have not only met but exceeded our expectations, and we look forward to working together with them in the future.” 

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Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion is subject of the GROHE X & World Architecture Festival Podcast

Jan 2022

Andrew Walley, chairman of Grimshaw Architects, sits down with the hosts of the "GROHE X & World Architecture Festival Podcast" to discuss what went into designing and realizing  the Sustainability Pavilion at the EXPO 2020 Dubai.

Follow the link below to listen in. And skip to minute 35:50 to follow their discussion on our carbon fiber E-Trees. 

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ENOC Future Station Dubai recognized at the A&D Awards 2021

Jan 2022

For 18 years, the A&D Awards have set the benchmark for excellence in architecture and interior design within Greater China and beyond. They are highly respected for recognizing and celebrating the most innovative and efficient projects by local and overseas practices.

ENOC Future Station, with its carbon fiber, gahf tree inspired canopy built by PCT, wins Silver Award under Best Transportation at A&D Awards 2021.

ENOC Future Station is a Petrol Station of the Future located at the Dubai Expo 2020 Site. With sustainability as its primary goal, the project employs principles from bio-mimicry, designing and producing materials that are modelled on biological entities. The service station received the LEED platinum certification —world’s first station to receive such honor —validating its performance on metrics such as energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions, etc.

As a true pioneer in fuel retail, it is also the first station in the region to incorporate an on-grid wind turbine for power generation and carbon fibre in the construction of its canopy. An approach which traffics into the past as well as the future, the design nods at nature as well as local historical context, by taking the Ghaf Tree as the Canopy’s inspiration. As an endemic species, the Ghaf is a symbol of sustainability, linking the past to the present and providing a perfect basis for design of an innovative, futuristic and sustainable petrol station.

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Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion wins the World Architecture Festival prize, in the category Completed Building - Display

Nov 2021

WAF is the world’s largest annual international architectural event. A festival like no other... Dedicated to celebrating and sharing inspirational architecture, WAF is the only architecture event where keynote talks from the industry’s most influential figures sit alongside live-judging presentations from over 550 award finalists.

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ENOC Service Station of the Future among winners at ARCHITECTURE MASTERPRIZE 2021

Nov 2021

The Architecture MasterPrize™ (AMP) honors designs in the disciplines of architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture with the goal of advancing the appreciation of architecture worldwide. Each submitted design was evaluated by the esteemed AMP Jury, and the best projects were selected.

Firm Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Project Location: Dubai EXPO 2020 Site, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Company: Aedas

Design Team: Premier Composite Technologies – Carbon Fiber Canopy Structure development and manufacturing, Joseph Group – Façade development and manufacturing, 3S Lighting – Lighting Design, Arcadis Lead Consultant and AOR

Client: Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC)

ENOC is futuristic petrol station located at Dubai Expo 2021, the project employs principles from biomimicry, designing and producing materials that are modelled on biological entities. ENOC Station was presented with the LEED platinum certification, world’s first station to receive such honor. The design is inspired by the rich heritage of the UAE’s traditions in the form of its national tree, the Ghaf tree, a local, resilient tree species that grows in a harsh, arid desert environment, A symbol of sustainability, was selected as a central motif and main source of inspiration for the design.

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ENOC Service Station of the Future CFRP Canopy shortlisted for the Structural Awards 2021

Aug 2021

Judge's comment:

This visually impactful slender carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) canopy was designed to showcase modern technology whilst drawing inspiration from the natural environment.

By reducing the imposed dead loads and seismic loads, the lightweight, stiff canopy enabled the use of very slender tree branch supports. The moulded canopy shells also allow for integration of functional and aesthetic lighting and photovoltaic panels mounted and optimised for electricity generation. 

An innovative assembly of the tree elements was carried out upside down using an assembly jig. Due to the high level of pre-assembly and accuracy of the parts, the installation on site was efficient and there was no site waste generated.

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Architect's Journal 100 Building of the Year 2021 Shortlist Announced 

June 2021

The award is given for the finest building completed by an AJ100-ranked practice during 2020. Amongst the nominees is

Grimshaw’s Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion at the Dubai Expo 2020, an architectural showcase for sustainability strategies.

The winners will be announced in September at the AJ100 Festival.

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Enoc service station of the future get Highly Commended at Architecture Leaders Awards 2021 

April 2021

The carbon fibre canopy roof and ghaf tree inspired support structure designed by AEDAS and built by PCT, was highly commended in the category for Best Commercial Project Of The Year at the inaugural edition of Architecture Leaders Awards 2021. 

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Grimshaw Architects wins Sustainable Project of the Year award for Terra-The Sustainability Pavilion

April 2021

Terra-The Sustainability Pavilion, Dubai Expo 2020, by Grimshaw Architects was declared as the Sustainable Project of the Year.

Matthew Utley, principal at Grimshaw Architects, said: “We are very honoured to win the Sustainable Project of the Year award for Terra-The Sustainability Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai. It’s a group effort between the consultants and client team.”

Drawing inspiration from complex natural processes like photosynthesis, the dynamic form of the Pavilion is in service to its function, capturing energy from sunlight and freshwater from humid air. The relationship of building to the site, and its physical and cultural contexts is critical, as the facility’s strength lies in its capacity to demonstrate a new way of living sustainably in a challenging desert environment.

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ENOC opens Service Station of the Future at Expo 2020 Dubai

Feb 2021

"Enoc Group, the official Integrated Energy Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, opened the ‘Service Station of the Future’ that will support the logistical needs of Expo 2020s fleet ahead of the global event and will serve the general public at District 2020.


More than 43,000 square metres of carbon fibre — a light, eco-friendly material that is three times stronger and five times lighter than steel — has been used to build the 133-multilayer canopy frame. The frame structure houses a clear, innovative leaf-shaped ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) cushion canopy, which is 100 per cent UV ray-protected and corrosion-proof, and illuminated with more than 3,800 LED light modules. The nine tree designs that support the station were built from another 22,500m2 of carbon fibre."

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Enjoy the Expo 2020 Pavilions Premiere

January 2021

The Dubai Expo 2020  Sustainability pavilion has opened its doors to visitors before the official launch of the Expo 2020. Experience Terra - The Sustainability Pavilion, Alif - The Mobility Pavilion and Mission Possible - The Opportunity Thematic Pavilions before anyone else! From 22 January to 10 April 2021, doors are open five days a week.

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ENOC Future Mobility Station at Dubai Expo wins Innovation in Design and Sustainable Project of the Year Award at Design Middle East Awards 2020

December 2020

The carbon fibre canopy roof and ghaf tree inspired support structure were designed by AEDAS and built by PCT.

The awards honored the best of designers, architects, projects, and design-oriented companies. The award ceremony with various categories strived to recognize the individual excellence, company strengths, and project success. 

Premier Composite Technologies featured on New York By Design on CBS - E-trees project moves on to the competition Final !

December 2020

Watch the full episode above. And make sure to tune in for the series Finale!


Pictures of the Sustainability Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai surface online.

October 2020

The Sustainability Pavilion is one of Expo 2020’s three Thematic Pavilions. Its purpose is an embodiment of its name, with the building a showcase of cutting-edge sustainable design. The Pavilion’s emotive visitor experience tells the enchanting story of humankind’s relationship with nature while addressing negative environmental impacts, caused in large part by human behaviour. It will help visitors understand their impact on the environment and how they can become agents of change.


Premier Composite Technologies presenting at the ZAK Virtual Festival of Facades

August 2020

Gabi Boehm - Principal Architect PCT and Mark Hobbs - Head Of Structural Engineering PCT,

were invited to hold a webinar detailing some of the advantages of advanced composites as well as some selected projects that showcase the potential of advanced composites in architecture.

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Premier Composite Technologies in the JEC Composites Magazine Issue #133

March 2020

....." Recently, there appeared a wide number of interesting large-scale examples of using Composites in roof and dome construction. For example, Apple installed a massive carbon fibre roof on the Apple Theatre at its new headquarters at Cupertino, USA. An 80-tonne roof of 44 carbon fibre panels was installed over its glass walls." ...

...."Another large scale example is the Emirates Palace (Abu Dhabi, UAE). With an area of more than 14,000sqm, this huge complex includes 114 domes that use composte materials. The largest Domeis 42meters wide, and the rest are 3 to 17 meters in diameter."....


.."Still another example ia an 8-meter composite dome in over a telescope in Mary, Turkmenistan. The dome consistsof six composite panels individually opened by a hydraulic system.'.....  


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Premier Composite Technologies in The Structural Engineer magazine

Jan. 2020

"Designed by Eckersley O'Callaghan in collaboration with Foster + Partners, the Steve Jobs Theater pavilion for the Apple Campus in California comprises a 47m diameter, free-spanning roof gracefully supported on a 7m tall glass drum. The roof was Fabricated by Premier Composite Technologies.

CFRP is twice as strong as steel, but five times lighter. This unique combination enables the theatre roof to be a shallow1.4m deep at its center, reducing to a blade at its edge, and achieving the 41m span without intermediate support."  


Premier Composite Technologies completes third marble Dior Store facade. 

Nov. 2019

PCT has completed the facade for the Dior Store in the Venetian Mall, Macau last week, marking the fourth store after Dubai, Shanghai and Bangkok, a great milestone for PCT´s marble and stone sector.


The Facades consist of marble lamellas, each cut to a specific size and angle, and later installed in a staggered way to create a unique illusion of waves running along the shopfronts.


Premier Composite Technologies installs UHPC Mashrabiyas at Al Garhoud Towers.

Aug. 2019

PCT has developed the UHPC cladding design based on a study of traditional Mashrabias under consideration of the structural requirements like windforce, shading, material characteristics and attachment.


To create the impression that the Mashrabiya is floating in front of the building, PCT has developed an innovative hanger system which is nearly invisible. The system comprises of stainless steel support brackets prefixed to the main structure prior to the installation of the curtain wall.


The panels are attached using slender brushed stainless steel rods and forks that provide dead load, wind load and seismic load support to the façade screen. The PCT decoration pattern is made of the innovative material UHPC, which combines great strength with low maintenance and reasonable production costs.


Premier Composite Technologies Installs composite  Shades at Dubai Creek.

April 2019

Dubai Creek Harbour is at the heart of a bold new development for Dubai situated on the banks of the historic Dubai Creek, and part of the design of the iconic waterfront areas circling the new marina called for shading elements to provide focal points and gathering spaces. The shelter design brief called for an elegant shell structure which could frame the incredible views to Downtown Dubai and the Burj Khalifa  whilst providing shade and thermal comfort.


The Steve Jobs Theater Pavilion won the Structural Artistry Award at the Structural Awards 2018 in London. 

Judge's comment:

The Steve Jobs Theater Pavilion represents a culmination of the advances in structural glass technology born from the close relationship between Apple and EOC. The 47m carbon fibre roof is the largest of its kind, comprised of 44 radial panels, which were assembled on site before being raised into position in one lift. This 80 tonne roof is supported by a 7m high glass cylinder, made up of glass panels, each consisting of four layers of 12mm thick plies, which hold up the roof without any additional support. It is the largest structure in the world solely supported by glass.


Images: © Eckersley O'Callaghan, Nigel Young & Foster+Partners


Apple Michigan Avenue is shortlisted for the Structural Artistry award at the Structural Awards 2018

A new retail store featuring an exceptionally thin carbon fibre roof (1m deep x 33.7m x 29.8m in plan) supported on four columns. A structural steel roof frame supports the carbon fibre roof which together cantilever 8.3m to the south, 9.3m to the east and west, and 6.3m to the north. An interior tapering mezzanine balcony is flanked by grand stairs, creating a stunning central volume.


ENR Global Best Projects 2017, Retail/Mixed-Use Development category – Winner

‘U-columns’ made of glass support a 20.9 metres in diameter carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) roof - in a seismic region. This project won the rennowed ENR Global Best Projects 2017 Award in the category Retail/Mixed-Use Development. The project has got a commendation for the

Structural Artistry category of Structural Awards 2017.

Premier Composite Technologies at the WETEX 2017, Dubai, UAE

Premier Composite Renewable Green Energy is a solution provider for Building Integrated Photovoltaic systems (BIPV), specialized PV systems and complex LED lighting solutions integrated with PCT composite cladding solutions.

Premier Composite Technologies at the Dubai Boat Show 2017, Dubai Marina, UAE

Premier Composite Technologies attended the Dubai International Boat Show 2017, showcasing two new boats The Premier61(P61) and the Melges26 (M26). Both boats were met with enthusiasm from potential buyers and boat enthusiasts.


The design and performance capabilities of these boats attracted much discussion among visitors to the stand. The fact that Premier Composite Technologies is based in Dubai also generated some buzz among the Emirati visitors.

Premier Composite Technologies at the ADIPEC 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Premier Composite Repairs (PCR) provides engineered composite repairs that restore the structural integrity of critical pipelines, pipework and vessels of any given diameter and geometry.

With the primary focus being upstream and downstream operators in the Oil & Gas industries, PCR products are specifically designed for the repair and strengthening of metallic, as well as non-metallic, components. PCT has developed its new product range of ISO 24817:2015 and ASME PCC-2 compliant repair systems to be suitable for internal and external corrosion including through wall defects.

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