In September 2010, the new stage of the National Gallery of Australia was officially opened by the Governor-General, Quentin Bryce. The expansion provides a more legible, and accessible main entrance that has been designed to complement the existing building that was completed in 1982. This new Gallery is home to one of Australia’s most important collections of Indigenous art.
In a multi-million dollar refurbishment project, Record Automated Doors was selected to provide an extensive range of glazing works to both the external facade, and within the galleries. The work included external glazing to the western facade, enclosing the entry lobby which features 35.04mm DGU panels glazed in aluminium frames and supported by horizontal steel members. Additionally, nine pairs of aluminium framed pivot doors measuring 4.9m high were installed along the south elevation that enclosed the function room.
Within the galleries, Record Automated Doors installed a number of glazed roof skylights, some flat, others forming a pitch, in various sizes up to 4.6m x 15m with high performance DGUs, complete with the necessary structural steelwork, rigid insulation and aluminium flashings.
Record Automated Doors also supplied Satinlite translucent laminated ceiling glass that sits below the skylights and is supported off a framework of mild steel PFCs tied together with steel linkage rods. AGP’s Satinlite translucent laminated ceiling glass acts as a light diffuser to the galleries. These diffuser skylights vary in size, the largest measuring 18m x 7m.
More information on the range of specialist glazing is available from Record Automated Doors.