Auckland War Memorial Museum

Auckland War Memorial Museum

The dome is a unique project which will stand the test of time and Architectural Metalformers Ltd is very proud to hang their hat on it.

Auckland Museum

Location: Auckland
Product: Smarttray Custom made wave dome roofing
Medium: Copper
Surface: 980 sqm
Architect: Noel Lane and Peddle Thorp Architects
Main Contractor: Hawkins Construction

Architectural Metalformers Ltd created the “wave” dome for the Grand Atrium at the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

The undulating copper roof and matching gutter is a unique achievement for our team. Most of the copper work was completed in February and March 2007, including 96 lineal metres of copper full half round guttering and 5mm brass brackets. With only four of the 1760 copper panels on the Grand Atrium dome being the same measurement, the scale and complex detailing of the dome was heavily reliant on a CAD software system offering 3D imaging. The Architectural Metalformers team also devised innovative and number eight wire solutions for the different radii required for each panel.

Meticulous attention to detail, provision of product samples across the entire job and exhaustive hours of plotting on the CAD software has resulted in a dome the company is proud to call its own.

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