Westpac Trust Stadium

Details

BVN (Bligh Lobb Sports Architecture)
Client
Wellington Regional Stadium Trust
Location
105 Waterloo Quay, Pipitea, New Zealand
Completion
December 1, 1999
Value
$104,000,000
Services
Masterplanning, Schematic Design, Design Development, Contract Documentation and Contract Administration
Size

Seats 34,500

Description

Opened in December 1999, Westpac Stadium is the first purpose built multi-use sports stadium in New Zealand and provides a regional stadium adjacent to the CBD in New Zealand’s capital. The stadium accommodates 34,500 in a complete bowl set around an international 1 day cricket oval. The orientation of the oval, and the enclosed nature of the stadium, also provide close proximity to the international standard Rugby field for the winter sport codes.

The stadium incorporates a roof over 70% of the seating area, further enhancing the sensation of proximity to the action and providing the highest standards of spectator comfort at any stadium in New Zealand. This facility is a truly modern stadium in New Zealand.

Location

105 Waterloo Quay, Pipitea, New Zealand

Awards

2000
New Zealand Institute of Architects - National Building of the Year
New Zealand Institute of Architects - International Award
New Zealand Institute of Architects - Colour Award
2003
The International Olympic Committee and (IAKS) The International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities - Bronze Medal