The Auckland Performing Arts Centre

Client:
The Auckland Performing Arts at Western Springs Inc

Location:
Western Springs, Auckland

Year Started:
2002

Duration:
8 Months

Project Value:
$3.7m

Contract Type:
Tender

This project involved the construction of a new Performing Arts Centre at Western Springs. The facilities include a Theatre, Dance and Drama Studios.

The main structure consists of precast concrete panels with structural steel frame and extensive use of timber framing to floors, walls and roof. The main theatre floor is a sprung floor with strand board fixed over. The walls have sound absorbent Ecophon Panels and reflector “Colorati” Panels.

The distinctive circular drum building encloses the theatre with the dance and drama studios, linked by a foyer. Extensive amount of building services are provided to create a pleasant and environmentally friendly interior.

Although not a contractual obligation Canam completed the drama and dance area 23 days ahead of time and handed over to the client enabling them to start using the centre earlier than anticipated.