Nearly one year after the the Saskatchewan Legislative dome was unveiled following massive restoration work, the Dome Project has received international acclaim for its excellence in copper craftsmanship.
The North American Copper in Architecture Award was awarded April 27, 2017.
“The work here stands shoulder to shoulder with the most highly regarded copper architecture projects across North America,” Central Services Minister Christine Tell said. “The beautifully restored dome of our province’s Legislative building is a fitting match for the strength and ingenuity of the people who call Saskatchewan home.”
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The North American Copper in Architecture Awards recognize and promote North American building projects for their outstanding use of architectural copper and copper alloys.
Projects are selected across three different categories – New Construction, Renovation/Restoration and Ornamental Applications.
Hundreds of skilled tradespeople including specialized roofers, carpenters and copper restoration experts worked to restore or replace the entire copper dome roof system which had deteriorated over time due to exposure to the elements.
The project used tens of thousands of pounds of new copper on the roof and repaired or replaced a variety of copper garland and other ornamental trim.