TE PAE CHRISTCHURCH CONVENTION CENTRE

Guidance for
a gathering place

Christchurch’s Convention Centre is also known as Te Pae, a gathering place. With a 1,400-seat auditorium and 24 meeting rooms, Diadem’s role was to make sure those who gathered could navigate the centre with ease.

Diadem was engaged as wayfinding and signage design consultants, shaping the brand to complement the architecture by Woods Bagot, working from strategy to design development and documentation.

Client

Otakaro

Aurecon

CPB

Architect

Woods Bagot

A city’s
new landmark

The vision of Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre is to be a gathering place for the 21st century – where the world can come together to share, learn, be hosted and entertained.

Located in a prime position on the banks of the Avon River in the central city, this is set to be one of New Zealand’s premier venues for conventions, conferences, congress, exhibitions, trade shows, meetings and events.

Diadem was tasked with designing a new site-wide wayfinding strategy for the centre.

An architectural
response

Two critical criteria underpin Diadem’s response: simplicity and flexibility. The brief was to ensure maximum visibility and functionality across the centre’s 28,000m2 of spaces.

The building’s architecture by Woods Bagot reflects the transition of Christchurch’s gridded CBD to the winding Avon River. Diadem’s approach to the signage suite works in harmony with this design philosophy, from the façade to the interior spaces.

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