Tākina Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre is bringing international and domestic visitors into the capital of New Zealand. It is a place to share the stories of the nation, and a place to inspire.

Tākina is a highly flexible large venue for a range of different event sizes. It can operate from full capacity with packed conferences running simultaneously, through to smaller, more intimate events. It is designed to be accessible to the widest possible market.

Smart design of the buildings’ climate and lighting systems enables a high level of configuration to support the flexible room layouts, with efficient plant able to go into standby when individual zones are not required. This means a high level of comfort for delegates, regardless of the size of the event they are attending, helping make the building a highly desirable venue in the competitive international events and conferences sectors.

We provided a truly adaptable building while minimising the environmental impact of the design. It is New Zealand’s first 5* Green Star convention centre, located in the city’s heart and helping regenerate the Courtenay Place precinct, with delegates able arrive on public transport or on foot, and stretch their legs on Wellington’s iconic waterfront at lunchtime.

What's more, the ground floor houses New Zealand’s largest dedicated exhibition gallery and a café – activating the ground floor, regardless of whether there is a convention on – making it accessible for everyone to enjoy all year round.


  • 2024 Property Council New Zealand Property Industry Awards Warren & Mahoney Civic, Health & Arts Property Award, Best in Category

Image Credits: Jason Mann Photography


Stars - Green Star certified


Annual energy reduction target


Litres of rainwater harvesting

Main entry from Cable Street. Image: Jason Mann Photography
Level 2 Plenary Space with operable walls retracted. Image: Jason Mann Photography
Coordinated exposed and accessible services behind ceiling fins. Image: Jason Mann Photography
Air source heat pump providing building heating. Image: Jason Mann Photography
Coordinated design stage model. Image: Studio Pacific Architecture
Main entry from Cable Street. Image: Jason Mann Photography

Our team says…

“The team’s incredible level of collaboration has delivered this iconic and sustainable building that is helping revitalise central Wellington.”

Nick Baty

Technical Director – Building Services

Our client says…

“I can confidently say the delivery of Tākina, and the engagement with the client team, was one of, if not the most seamless, I have witnessed in 25 years.”

Jeremy Hay

Managing Director of RCP

Our People

Ethan Duff

Senior Building Scientist

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Nick Baty

Principal - Building Services

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Patrick Breen

Senior Technical Director - Building Services

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