Auckland Zoo – New Zealand Centre for Conservation Medicine

Auckland Zoo

Architectural Metalformers created the compound curved wall cladding for the New Zealand Centre for Conservation Medicine at the Auckland Zoo.

Auckland Zoo

Location: Western Springs, Auckland
Product: Smarttray 305 Snap-Lock Wall Cladding
Medium: Copper
Surface: 218 sqm
Architect: ASC Architecture
Main Contractor: EP Maddren Construction

Architectural Metalformers created the curved wall cladding for the new Conservation Centre at the Auckland Zoo in Western Springs. The design of the wall was an interesting challenge owing to a compound curve that ascended over 14 metres. The prime achievement on this project was overcoming the difficulty of metal being roll-formed as a tray, rather than separate tiles that can be easily curved. This was achieved using Smarttray 305 Snap-Lock panels.

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