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Design unveiled for Christchurch Convention Centre
A design inspired by the landscape of New Zealand’s South Island has been developed for the new convention centre in Christchurch.
A call for tenders from a shortlist of contractors has now been issued and the main works contractor is expected to be appointed around July.
The Christchurch Convention Centre will be capable of hosting up to 2,000 delegates for a variety of national and international events. It will include a 1,400-delegate auditorium, a 3,600m2 exhibition hall and 1,600m2 of meeting rooms. Architect Woods Bagot has worked on the design with Matapopore Charitable Trust.
The scheme is being delivered by Ōtākaro, which is delivering Crown-led anchor projects in the centre of the city as part of the redevelopment following the 2011 earthquake.