Vodafone Events Centre
WERO White Water Rafting & Conference Centre


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Architect: Creative Spaces

Project Address: Manukau, Auckland

Client: Regional Facilities Auckland

Completed: 2016

eCubed Duties & Budget: ESD Specialist, Mechanical, Electrical, Specialist Lighting and Hydraulics with a capex of $30m.

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In conjunction with Creative Spaces & RCP Project Managers, eCubed were excited with the opportunity to provide all building services solutions for the Vodafone Event Centre and WERO White Water Park project in Manukau.

The new facility is already an iconic Auckland city attraction.
The extensive new conference centre is striking in appearance and the site also plays host to some of the world’s most spectacular white water rafting.  River Rush is a new one-of-a-kind artificial white water river for recreational rafters and kayakers, MICE and incentive bookings. The facility also provides a new slalom kayaking course to Olympic standards.

The river complex is designed to international competition standard and also provides a new cultural centre and conference facility extension for the Vodafone Events Centre.

From Creative Spaces: “The project brief stipulated that the events centre must have an iconic presence as a public facility, reflecting the diverse culture of the people of Manukau, and create a sense of belonging and community ownership. The building also needed to cater for the complex functional requirements, and be built on time, to budget. The completed project satisfied all of the briefing requirements.”

Awards —

  • NZIA Resene, Local Award for Architecture - Category: Community & Cultural (2005)

  • Origin Timber Design Awards - Category: Commercial or Public / Architectural Excellence (Cox Creative Spaces, Sinclair Knight Merz & Mainzeal Construction) / Supreme Award Winner (2005)

  • Property Council of New Zealand / Rider Hunt Property Awards - Category: Special Purpose Property Award of Excellence (Ignite Architects), (2006)

  • AGENZ, Silver Award of Merit - Category: In recognition of an outstanding project (2006)