Sacred Heart Performing Arts Auditorium

A new 600 seat performing arts hub at the heart of the school that invites community involvement

Location

  • Wellington, New Zealand

Sector

Service

  • Architecture
  • Green Building Design
  • Geotechnical (Buildings)
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Client

  • Mission Colleges Lower Hutt Trust

Project Status

  • Completed 2013

Awards

  • 2013 Resene Total Colour Awards - Colour Maestro - Education


To achieve an optimum layout, the design seamlessly combined new and existing facilities.

Multi-use foyer spaces connect to the existing music suite and restore a historical connection to Bellevue Road.

Great consideration was also given to student safety. Significant seismic requirements for isolation and geotechnical stability were imposed during construction, and the use of expansion joints between each of the existing structures and the auditorium makes it a seismically independent building that allows for movement in an earthquake. 

 

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