An example of adaptive reuse from events centre to America's Cup base
Viaduct Events Centre
NZIA Auckland Architecture Award 2011
The Viaduct Events Centre is located in the heart of the Viaduct Harbour and is a multi-purpose building for events such as the Boat Show, Fashion Show, Art Show, corporate events and waterfront activity. The building is 6,000m2 on three levels with large clear span 12 metre high spaces opening onto Karanga Plaza, Halsey St Wharf, Te Wero Bridge, and waterfront promenades.
The building is designed to suit major single events, or simultaneous multiple events and the ground floor spaces have large sliding doors onto the adjacent wharf and the upper levels enjoy balconies off all rooms for dramatic views. A public viewing deck is a feature of the building, with an extended ramp accessible to all, leading to a generous deck for viewing waterfront activity.