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Trusts Stadium



The Trusts Stadium is an indoor multi-purpose stadium that primarily holds sports events and music concerts.


The client's brief was to design and monitor the construction of a new stadium, to help the Trust make it debt-free and use environmentally sustainable design principles.


The environmentally sustainable design reduced the environmental impact and the day-to-day running costs of the facility.


Some of the principal environmentally sustainable design features included:

  • Passive ventilation
  • Thermal mass temperature maintenance
  • Energy efficient lighting
  • Water conservation
  • Solar water heating
  • Rainwater harvesting and storage


The total project budget was $28 million and provided a building of 14,000m2, with 5,000-seats for indoor stadium events. It contains 6 basketball courts, kitchen and food concession facilities, a 2,000-member fitness centre, function rooms, office space, a crèche, a climbing wall, indoor running track, a cricket practice facility and athletic/rugby clubroom. It was the largest everyday sports event centre in New Zealand at the time of building.


The stadium is designed for future flexibility and technological advances, with large service spaces allowing for easy upgrades and installation of new technologies.


The Trusts Stadium Chief Executive, expressed admiration for the structural engineering team for making "an art form out of a combination of efficient steel and pre-cast concrete structures, some of them four storeys high. They look terrific, they're built to last, they're extremely cost efficient and they have a whole bunch of environmental benefits. You can't do better than that”.


The Engenium team received the following awards:

- Gold Award of Excellence

– ACENZ - Concrete Award

– New Zealand Concrete Society Award

- Awards Finalist – IPENZ

- Premier Achievement Award

– Tilt-up Association of North America


The project received the following awards:

- The EECA Energy Efficiency Property Award

- The Tourism and Leisure Property Award of Excellence


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