City of Dreams, Manila

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Casino. Entertainment. Shopping. Restaurants. Nightclub. Hotels. Spa. City of Dreams Manila is an endless feast of fun. Coming to the exotic locale of Manila (in the Philippines) this year, the resort boasts three award-winning hotels amidst a sea of alluring attractions. While enjoying this carefree experience, AMBICO products will be safeguarding you behind the scenes.

While you are busy chasing your dreams at the casino, shopping at world class boutiques, enjoying international cuisine or just relaxing by a pool, what will be protecting you? AMBICO door & frame assemblies! This is a wonderful example of a multi-faceted project, where performance rated AMBICO products were specified. We have provided many of the specialized door assemblies for this large scale development: bullet resistant doors; bullet resistant multi-blade vertical lift overhead doors; and in an exceptional application, AMBICO’s watertight doors were specified as well.

These highly specialized door and frame products were installed in the room where fresh water is stored in large tanks. Should there be problems with these water tanks, AMBICO’s watertight doors will prevent water leakage to other areas of the building.
These special use AMBICO bullet resistant door assemblies and watertight door assemblies have been successfully installed and ensure a safe and secure environment. AMBICO is pleased to have played a critical role in the development of such an exciting project.

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Isabel Bader Center

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AMBICO has designed and supplied nearly 100 acoustic (both wood and steel) doors and frames for the new Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON, Canada. AMBICO has been involved from the very beginning (the early design stages of the project) right through to the installation.

Due to the nature of the building (a performance hall), the architects had to rely on AMBICO’s acoustic material to block the sound from room to room. AMBICO produced STC 40 (steel and wood) doors and STC 51 (steel) doors for the project, plus some unequal pairs of STC 59 (steel). There won’t be any sound travel in this building!

Although still undergoing construction, the Centre promises to be impressive. A $63 million project; $22 million was generously donated by Drs. Alfred and Isabel Bader. The Centre is named in honor of Isabel Bader, for her love of music and theater.

Concealed behind this incredible building and its benefactors is a truly romantic love story: Isabel met Alfred aboard a ship, the two courted and more than 400 love letters were exchanged. After their relationship ended prematurely, Alfred went on to marry someone else and have a family. Years later, when Alfred was divorced, he and Isabel rekindled their romance and the two got married and remain happily married today.

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