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Grand Atrium Auckland Museum

The Auckland Museum's landmark Grand Atrium Project began in December 2003 and after more than...

Grand Atrium Auckland Museum

 

The Auckland Museum's landmark Grand Atrium Project began in December 2003 and, after more than three years of construction, opened its doors to the public recently.

The additions to this iconic building were completed after a successful development campaign to raise 64.5 million dollars.

The Auckland Museums Grand Atrium features a 7 storey complex topped with a copper dome. The expansion increases the floor space by some 60%. The floor space of the museum had not increased for more than 40 years, however the nature, substance and depth of the collections housed had increased considerably - the Museum now has 3 to 5 million artefacts to display.

 

 

Auckland Museum is one of New Zealand's most visited man-made tourist destinations with more than 500,000 visitors per year.

The Grand Atrium features a TV studio, education facilities and a wooden clad sphere which contains a 200 seat auditorium. These noise sensitive spaces were assisted by the Holyoake Engineers who collaborated and acoustically tested the equipment utilised in these critical environments.

The roof top events and function level, which seats in excess of 800 guests under the copper & glass clad dome, features many of Holyoake’s architecturally superior air distribution products.