Westpac Stadium 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