About the project
Purpose-built for the performing arts and host to many Auckland conventions, festivals and celebrations, the Aotea Centre is undergoing its first major refurbishment in three decades. Extensive renovations have been completed inside the building, while significant exterior work continues.
These modernisations are designed to enrich and benefit Aucklanders for generations to come.
*Come in and see Lisa Reihana's stunning large-scale digital artwork, ihi! This significant public artwork is accessible to all, celebrating Te Ao Māori and complementing our expansive new interior.
Inside, the revamp includes a new entrance and foyers, a new glass ticketing office, new bars and exhibition spaces, and modern lighting, floor and wall furnishings.
A key feature is inclusive and accessible wayfinding, incorporating aspects like braille on signage, tactile contrasts at stairways, audio in the lifts, accessible counters throughout the centre, and automatically opening doors.
The fresh, modern exterior design will feature distinctive, interlocking steel plates over stone panels, with glass balustrades for unimpeded views of Aotea Square and surrounds.
The exterior refurbishment will continue until late 2020 with new cladding, structural enhancements and important safety features.
Construction began in October 2018. The Aotea Centre was reopened in March 2019, with interior refurbishment completed late 2019. The exterior will be completed late 2020.
For more information on the project, visit Regional Facilities Auckland website.
Regional Facilities Auckland
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