Design Finalized for New Convention Center in Auckland, New Zealand
The design for the New Zealand International Convention Centre in Auckland has been finalized. The project received support this past December from Tourism New Zealand, but a solid timeline for the project, which will include a new 300-room hotel, has yet to be set. Conventions and Incentives New Zealand's chief executive, Sue Sullivan, said the NZICC design has a distinctive New Zealand flavor. "It is inviting, accessible and open, bringing the outside in and giving delegates a real sense they are part of Auckland life," she noted in a statement. "It won't be a closed box; the transparency of the design also allows Aucklanders to look inside." The facility will be six times larger than Auckland's current center and will accommodate nearly 3,000 people.