GEODESIC DOME - The structure was constructed out of U channels welded and bolted together with triangular connector nodes. No two elements are the same and the design was only finalised after extensive 3D modeling.
The dome was assembled by RLS on site using a 28 ton crane, a team of 6 artisans and scaffolding. The steel elements of the dome were galvanised and painted with primer and duplex coating (2 coats ~ 100 microns) paint. The mesh inserts were made of galvanised mild steel laser cut sheets, all custom made to fit each location. When the props were removed from the dome, a maximum allowable deflection was 30mm. The structural deflection was within the tolerance.
Galvanised steel benches were also designed, manufactured and installed within the dome structure. This was lit by Large in-ground Mites and Lotis Louvre wall lights. One dome was built at each end of the bridge.