Bright lights, big city

Custom designed solutions were paramount in the construction of the Sky City Convention Centre in the heart of Auckland
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View of construction process using Peri formwork, a modular framework system.

Responding to a growing demand in Auckland for multi-use venues, the Sky City Convention Centre has been built to provide for large conferences and meeting, exhibitions and banqueting space.

Dominion Constructors was contracted by Fletcher Construction to build the concrete structure of the Convention Centre and Hotel says managing director Brett Russell.


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Exterior view of Sky City Convention centre showing concrete cladding and glazing.

"Having completed the concrete structures of both the Sky City Casino and the iconic Sky Tower, Dominion Constructors has continued their relationship with Fletcher Construction."

Russell says the work included placing all concrete elements, including the supply of labour and formwork for the walls and floor. Peri Formwork, a modular formwork system, was used for the construction of all walls throughout the building.

Exterior view of Sky City Convention centre showing architecture, building, city, cityscape, commercial building, condominium, corporate headquarters, daytime, downtown, facade, headquarters, metropolis, metropolitan area, mixed use, reflection, sky, skyline, skyscraper, tower block, urban area, window, teal, black
Exterior view of Sky City Convention centre showing concrete cladding and glazing.

"A point of difference was the exposed concrete walls at each end of the structure that required a wood grain look. This was achieved by fixing rough timber to each of the Peri shutters, which left the impression of wood grain on the concrete surface."

For details, contact Dominion Constructors, PO Box 17-254, Greenlane, 170 Marua Rd, Ellerslie, Auckland, phone (09) 526 5808, fax (09) 526 5809.

Dec 10, 2004
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