Two large pieces of public art will soon adorn the exterior of the New Zealand International Convention Centre in Auckland.
The works by Kiwi artists Sara Hughes and Peata Larkin comprise of 2,400sqm of glass over 550 panels that wrap around the exterior of the top level of the NZICC and will span 5,760 sq m once installed.
“We feel Sara and Peata have absolutely achieved our objective of presenting the building and its surrounds as a unique experience of New Zealand to our local and international visitors,” said NZICC general manager Callum Mallett.
Hughes and Larkin were selected following initial proposals and their work for NZICC had been well-received by Auckland Council, the Crown and other key stakeholders, said Mallet.
The new art and its installation are part of the budgeted $703m cost of constructing the NZICC and adjoining Horizon Hotel. Construction is expected to complete in December 2019.
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