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 inside the building as well as significant exterior work are designed to enrich and benefit Aucklanders for generations to come.
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.
Work on the modern interior is nearing completion.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; some areas remain under construction.
For more information on the project, visit Regional Facilities Auckland website.
Regional Facilities Auckland
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