Viaduct Events Centre
The Viaduct Events Centre is sited on the Halsey Street Wharf within Auckland's reclaimed Viaduct Harbour.
The Viaduct Events Centre is a 6000 sq metre centre for hosting exhibitions, corporate and community events, and waterfront activity, and was built in time for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
Photos courtesy Terry St George and Decortech
Marshall Day Acoustics was involved in all aspects of room acoustics, sound insulation and noise control for mechanical services.
Set over three levels on a 4,000 sq metre site, the building has no back, instead the northern zone is a 15m-high space, opening on all sides onto Halsey Street Wharf. There is a surrounding deck on 3 sides of the building linking into the internal spaces, including seminar and meeting rooms. A central stair and escalators connect all three levels, so the building can be used for one major event or for various events simultaneously, maintaining privacy between the areas.
The building has a 5 star green rating, incorporating natural ventilation, seawater cooling and a low energy environmental system.
Yet again, Marshall Day has worked its magic on the acoustics, enhancing the envelope to appropriate sound attenuation levels