Auckland City Library

Client:
Auckland City Council

Location:
Lorne Street, Auckland

Year Started:
1996

Duration:
8 Months

Project Value:
$5M

Contract Type:
Tender

Canam has translated the Architects design into a masterpiece of craftsmanship. The dramatic atrium decorated with exotic timber, curved panels, free standing columns with feature lighting is a fine example of Canam’s superior quality in workmanship.

In order to reflect the Maori, Polynesian and European cultures, the Architect incorporated numerous curves and angles inside and out. Canam carpenters and joiners were able to respond to the challenge and the result is magnificent.

In addition, the project included the upgrading and fitout of the Heritage room, installation of escalators, display area and upgrading of the building services. Structural strengthening and modifications were also undertaken as well as the installation of perimeter windows. This required the cutting of the solid perimeter concrete panels to form the opening.

The overall result is a stunning architectural feast and Canam is proud to have been involved in the creation of such an impressive environment. All that work was carried out whilst the library was accessible to the public and fully operational.