Civil and Structural
 Consulting Engineers

DNA Slide

  • DNA Slide
  • DNA Slide
  • DNA Slide
  • DNA Slide
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Key Project Details



The Otago Museum

Project Value



  • A stainless steel slide structure in the shape of a DNA helix
  • Subtle detailing to highlight the elegance of the structure
  • Particular attention to entertainment value and safety in design
  • Feature lighting to make the slide look ‘alive’


Total Sheetmetals NZ Ltd


Dunedin, New Zealand


Novare Design have carried out the structural design for this sculpture structure for The Otago Museum. The sculpture will be an iconic feature for the museum and the project was approached with a huge amount of enthusiasm and passion by all parties involved. The structure had to comply with boundaries set by the NZ Playground Standards and to optimise the connections of the structure a detailed finite element model analysis was carried out. The slide will be an eye-catcher and will offer great entertainment to the children visiting the Otago Museum. If you are in the area, a visit to the museum and to see the slide is highly recommended.

About Novare Design

Novare Design is a New Zealand based company of civil and structural engineers providing superior service nationally and throughout Asia and the Pacific. We pair innovation with experience to provide a professional yet personalised service for our clients needs. Our expertise includes the buildings, bridges, civil and infrastructure sectors. Novare Design has gained an enviable reputation for delivering solutions that exceed our client's expectations.

ACENZ - Silver Award for Excellence

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We provide local and international civil and structural design consultancy services to our clients, specialising in buildings, bridges, civil and infrastructure projects. 

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