Viaduct Events Centre
1Viaduct Events Centre is a dynamic multipurpose venue at the heart of Wynyard Quarter, located in one of the most vibrant and fast-growing precincts in Auckland. Set on the edge of the harbour and bordered on one side by a marina, the Centre is prominent and arresting, with superyachts providing a striking foreground. The building is a distinctive and recognisable part of Auckland’s popular waterfront area. Holmes Consulting Group was brought in to create a compelling, design-led structure that would stand the test of time.
2The $30 million building incorporates many structurally and architecturally exciting aspects. The sculptural roof form is one such feature, mirroring the shapes of the waves of the harbour beyond. This project was a true collaboration between the whole consultant team – architecture, structure, services, fire and acoustics all working together effectively to produce a stunning building which has exceeded all client expectations. The building is a compelling and functional venue for a wide range of events, occasions and performers, providing the public a high quality entertainment space in an eye-catching waterfront setting.
3The project was completed well ahead of schedule, allowing the Council plenty of time to fine tune the facility before it was opened to the public. In recent years the Centre has hosted great events like Fashion Week, and the Auckland On Water Boat Show. It’s probably fair to say not too many engineers turned up at Fashion Week, but the structure we designed is undeniably fashionable.