Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre, designed by Warren and Mahoney in association with Woods Bagot and in close consultation with Matapopore Charitable Trust, will open for business in late October with a solid roster of domestic and Australasian events planned for its opening months.
Te Pae Christchurch General Manager Ross Steele said the team was thrilled to be in a position to confirm the centre’s opening.
“As the first of New Zealand’s new generation of convention centres to open we have a unique opportunity to put New Zealand business events back on the world stage, while at the same time showcasing the very best Ōtautahi Christchurch has to offer,” he said.
With less than five months until opening, Te Pae Christchurch currently has around 70 events on its books. Combined, the events will see more than 129,000 people through the venue, including around 20,000 new convention delegates.
Associate Principal at Warren and Mahoney Bridget Watson says the practice is honoured to have been part of the team responsible for creating the world-class Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre.
“Te Pae has been carefully designed to not only provide an international standard venue, but an extremely beautiful, functional and flexible space which can adapt to host an endless variety of clients and events.
“The design of the interior spaces has been thoughtfully considered to balance functional elements such as leading-edge technology and acoustics, while also weaving in a beautiful narrative which celebrates the story of our history, people and place.
“We’re delighted this landmark Christchurch project will soon be able to be enjoyed by the local community, greater Aotearoa and the rest of the world.”