At an impressive 32,500m2, the NZICC will be the largest and most versatile conference, exhibition and entertainment space in New Zealand.

The designers of the NZICC have focused on creating a highly accessible, inviting and dynamic building for New Zealand to welcome the world.

Representative of the confidence and optimism of a city that is recognised as one of the best places in the world to live, the NZICC will be woven into the city’s fabric, contributing to a coherent and considered plan for a beautiful, navigable and safe inner city. 

The NZICC will play a role in a living, breathing precinct that Aucklanders will use and enjoy, while creating an authentic experience for international visitors. The active edges of the centre such as the plaza entry and laneway allow for visitors and locals to flow in and around the centre, allowing for an impressive arrival and integration into our wonderful city.

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The development will create a significant link between the core of the City Centre and its western fringe, with its views towards the Upper Waitemata Harbour and across over Ponsonby. The centre is designed to maximise this aspect and outlook, creating inspiring views with lots of natural light and open spaces.

The project team has gone out of its way to ensure the building is based on an inclusive design principle. For us this means anyone and everyone can enjoy our spaces with minimum limitations or assistance.

The NZICC design team brings together a combination of international experience and home-grown talent to deliver the creative calibre and expertise required for a project of this scale. 

Spread over four levels, this innovative and versatile centre will feature:

  • the ability to accommodate conferences of 3,150 delegates or events of 4,000
  • mezzanine levels with panoramic views that can easily be converted from meeting and exhibition, to banquet and performance functions, all of which will be available for local use
  • a dedicated, flexible theatre configurable in multiple modes (banquets and theatre) to cater for up to 2,850 people
  • 2,700m2 of meeting and breakout spaces, allowing for 33 spaces at any one time
  • Exhibition hub which can accommodate 4,000 attendees.
  • 8,100m2 of exhibtion space which is configurable across three column-free halls, a 9 metre high stud and direct truck access off Hobson Street for easy set up and pack down

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