The architect’s brief contained intricate design elements with a focus on quality. Components of an exceptional finished standard were required.
Hawke's Bay Opera House
Lattey fabricated and erected columns, stairs and panels for Hawke’s Bay Opera House. The extensive upgrade was completed in 2007 to unite the municipal buildings on one side with an Italian inspired piazza on the other.
Columns were cast with a tinted concrete, polished and sealed in the factory. The columns were transported and erected on site with no visible repairs to propping holes. Panels weighing up to 27 tons, similarly coloured, were ground and polished before lifting off the table.
The stairs presented a challenging design component, including a three dimensional curve and rebates for carpet to produce a seamless finish.