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Auckland Museum Grand Atrium

The Auckland War Memorial Museum is one of New Zealand’s iconic heritage buildings. The Grand Atrium upgrade project involved the construction of a large suspended bowl auditorium structure in an existing open courtyard within the building.

Holmes Fire provided the fire engineering design for the project and added significant value through:

  • Rationalisation of the number of exits and egress routes;
  • Structural fire engineering to minimise the fireproofing required for structural steel; and
  • Justifying the extensive use of architectural timber linings.
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