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Metal Concepts provided sculptural ceilings for the ANZ Bank

Cover story – feature ANZ Centre ceilings by Metal Concepts

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When the executive floor within the ANZ tenancy was reinvented, it was given an appropriately upmarket presence. Part of the update was a sculptural metal ceiling that includes concealed lighting.

Metal Concepts undertook the design and installation of the ceilings right through the tower. Work included the feature ceiling in the foyer, covered in a previous issue, as well as the extruded aluminium fin ceiling that features on most floors, says Metal Concepts director Tony Savage.

"In addition, and of particular interest, was the fully custom perforated basketweave aluminium ceiling that provides a refined, eye-catching surface on the executive floor. The architects came to us with an artist's impression of how the ceiling was to look, and we took this concept and turned it into a practical reality."

"As well as achieving the 3-D, sculpted aesthetic required, we had to address the pragmatic aspects of the design – how the myriad services would tie in behind the ceiling, how it would look with lighting installed, and the logistical aspects, such as how the ceiling could be best configured to save on installation times and costs to the client."

This ceiling was a small project for Metal Concepts, compared to the installation of the fin ceilings on other floors; however, it reflects the company's diverse design skills and ingenuity.

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"The basketweave ceiling is a one-off – it is for the enjoyment of ANZ executive floor staff and visitors alone," says Tony Savage.

METAL CONCEPTS

PO Box 13812Phone (09) 636 7345 Fax (09) 636 7321tony.s@metalconcepts.co.nz

First published date: 06 October 2013

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