GREAT LAKE CENTRE
Award winning library, theatre and function centre. An early example of a joint facility project with economies of scale and synergies across the various project components.
A multi functional community cultural centre in the heart of the Taupo business centre. This civic amenity comprises an Information Centre associated to the District Library. A separate building accommodates a live theatre seating 360 people, a multi-purpose flat floor auditorium with seating for 500, lounges, foyers and dressing rooms all suited to conferencing events. All the spaces have multiple uses enabling a wide spectrum of the local population to utilise the facility with live theatre performances and auditorium/exhibition operations occurring simultaneously. Overflow is accommodated by way of a marquee and its success is illustrated by its extensive use.
The building includes a security system, is electrically heated and is partially mechanically ventilated
1992 NZIA Bay of Plenty Branch Award