Geodesic Dome project

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22 January 2013
Geodesic Dome project
Geodesic Dome designed by LAADP for Melbourne University project.

A recent project by PTID to update Melbourne University's Physics Department required Landscape and Architectural Design Products to design, manufacture and Install a 2.9 metre Diam Geodesic Dome.

The Dome is to be used as a quiet work space for the university's physics students.

The Dome was a combination of laser cut triangles and also perforated metal triangles, both made from aluminium.

As the Dome was based on a "2V" Geodesic Dome Design, it consisted of both isosceles triangles and equilateral triangles. The panels were joined at 2 different angles using custom brackets. All dimensions were predetermined by using a Geodesic 2V Dome formula. Four special telescopic adjustable legs were also incorporated into the design .

LAADP were also contracted to design and manufacture a special laser cut metal ceiling for the new Physics Department. The ceiling panels were laser cut into a 100x100 grid that was then pressed (using a 40 tonne pressing machine) in the centres to create a series of moulded dome shapes along the length of the 17 metre long ceiling, to house unique large architectural semi dome shaped lighting.

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