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Stadium Scoops Prestigious Property Awards


Stadium Scoops Prestigious Property Awards

The Trusts Stadium took top honours in two categories last night at the prestigious Property Council of New Zealand Rider Hunt Awards, winning the Excellence awards for the Tourism and Leisure property sector and the Energy Efficiency Award for excellence in energy efficient building design.

The Trusts Stadium was developed in partnership with Waitakere City Council and has quickly become an icon for Waitakere City, a place in which the community gather and enjoy a wide range events and activities. The Stadium was entered for the awards by Alan Reay Consultants, the NZ based engineers who worked in tandem with Architects Warren and Mahoney, Project Manager Suresh Nagaiya and Canam Construction.

Since its completion, The Trusts Stadium has featured in national and international architectural magazines, attracting accolades for its user-friendly and innovative design, which melds a broad range of functions into a central community hub.

The awards formally recognize both the innovative design value of the building and the contribution it makes to the local community”, says Stadium Chief Executive, Simon Wickham. "The Trusts Stadium has attracted a huge level of interest and use by the local community - and has gained attention from other venues throughout New Zealand, as a benchmark in terms of a multiuse energy efficient community facility. Furthermore it has attracted a large number of high profile national and international events to Waitakere City, serving to showcase the city to the rest of New Zealand and the World. It is a credit to the many who contributed to its development”

Independent research showed a staggering one in three people in the local community had made use of The Trusts Stadium facilities since opening in September 2004.

The judges of the awards were extremely impressed with the high levels of community use at The Trusts Stadium, as well as the multi-purpose nature which allows it to transform from a sporting arena, to a world class events and entertainment venue in a matter of just a few hours. The judges also commented on the innovative thinking used in the pre-design, design and operational phases which have ensured that energy efficiency is maximized to keep the Stadium’s overheads down and to minimize its impact on Waitakere City’s water and energy resources.

For the Waitakere City Council, the Energy Efficiency Award is another example of the Eco City philosophy put into practice; providing for social needs while also caring for our environment. “The award is further endorsement of the world class standard that The Trusts Stadium and Waitakere City are setting in their public buildings” says Waitakere City mayor Bob Harvey. “The city and I congratulate everyone involved in the award and in our stadium”.

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