Seating 25,000 people, North Harbour Stadium is purpose-built for New Zealand’s favourite sporting and entertainment events. As principal consultants, we were responsible for the stadium’s masterplanning, project direction, design, documentation, and fitout.
Sitting centrally within the 24 hectare North Shore Domain, the stadium accommodates winter sports, while an international-standard oval attached to the stadium hosts cricket and Australian football league matches. A number of other sports fields are dedicated to community use.
Stadium planning followed the principles of providing good sightlines and wayfinding, safe egress, and easy access to food, beverages, and toilets. Located above terrace level, a concourse provides unobstructed views and circulation around the playing field. The 38 metre-high roof spans 180 metres, providing shelter to 10,000 tiered seats, essential to a comfortable spectator experience in New Zealand’s changeable weather.
The stadium includes conference and convention facilities, which offer a relaxed environment with the capacity to serve full banquet dining. As well as two large flexible networking lounges, 28 corporate lounges are provided. Offices for a number of sports codes are also provided.