Sky Stadium

Wellington, New Zealand

Sky Stadium (formerly Westpac) is the worlds first modern purpose built cricket ground. It is also the home of New Zealand’s other main sporting code, rugby.

The building’s external skin of horizontally-striated reflective metal cladding has created a large sculptural landmark on the northern edge of the CBD. The concourse areas include gallery spaces providing seven-day-a-week entertainment, cultural and exhibition space serving the community. The stadium also includes offices, a sports medicine facility, cricket academy and a cricket museum.


  • 2003 Bronze Award, IOC/IAKS
  • 2000 International Building of the Year, Australian Institute of Architects
  • 2000 Resene Colour Award, New Zealand Institute of Architects
  • 2000 Resene National Building of the Year, New Zealand Institute of Architects