Wellington’s brand-new convention centre, Tākina, is currently working with local AV design and installation specialists Futureworks and Lighthaus Limited to install state-of-the-art audio and visual technology.
The internal technical fit-out of the building has already begun, and a variety of soft-launch events have been scheduled. This provides the opportunity to thoroughly test, tune and focus the AV and lighting systems in real-world situations, well before the first official events in early June 2023.
The proposed installation includes hi-spec 20,000-lumens laser projectors for impactful onscreen visual display, energy efficient long-life LED stage, room lighting fixtures, and mounted pre-tuned PA systems.
A highly specialised hearing assistance system has also been factored in, allowing attendees to connect their personal devices to the Wi-Fi and easily select an appropriate channel and volume level. This installation will cover the main and peripheral function spaces without the time, cost, and labour associated with installing and removing such systems on a per-event basis, making for a highly cost-effective model for clients.
Soon-to-open Tākina will offer over 10,000m2 of flexible meeting and events space over two floors that can cater for up to 1,600 in its main plenary space.