This is the nation’s new meeting place. A place of welcoming, thinking, creating, learning, sharing… A place that speaks to Wellington’s history and its character
From the world class exhibits that draw people from afar to the conferences that change how the whole world thinks, our Convention and Exhibition Centre sits at the very heart of one of the most walkable capitals anywhere.
The Convention Centre sits across two levels and will be ideal for international and local conferences, for up to 1,600 delegates.
The Exhibition Centre, located on the ground floor of Tākina, has been specifically designed to enable New Zealand to secure and host leading international touring exhibitions and to showcase home-grown exhibitions.
Built with the highest standard of sustainability in mind, Tākina has been awarded a 5 Star Green Star certification representing New Zealand excellence for environmental sustainability.
The design has a unique sculptural form that draws inspiration from a wide range of sources including its maritime location, Wellington’s dramatic and sometimes wild weather patterns and landforms. It also draws on Maori mythology.
Daryl Calder, Studio Pacific Architecture