Glowing result for Waitomo Centre

The structure of the new entrance canopy comprises prefabricated interwoven pine laminated veneer lumber (LVL) grid with a beautiful Texlon® ETFE cladding system that follows LVL ribs in alignment with the curve of the Waitomo stream. The Inflated Texlon® ETFE panels spanning 4 – 5 m are structurally efficient in spans of 4-5m and were secured over the gridshell structure. The canopy provides shelter to visitors entering and exiting the caves.

http://architecturenow.co.nz/articles/waitomo-visitors-centre-takes-supreme-architecture-award/

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