On the 30th of August 2011 Mayor Len Brown ‘cut the ribbon’ to the new Broadcast Tower at Auckland’s North Harbour Stadium designed by Copeland Associates Architects.
The building provides permanent platforms for cameras and commentators, using the main stadium as a backdrop. The three-level Tower is raised above the spectator concourse on two structural columns, and is designed to integrate with future stadium developments.
Level Three is for cameras, Level Two is for commentary, and Level One is a security control point for the stadium.
Design work commenced in January 2011 and construction was completed in time for the Rugby World Cup, with a four-month construction period finishing in August 2011.
North Harbour Stadium, Copeland Associates Architects and Canam Construction, through the power of teamwork, have created a successful project at a very fast pace.
The impetus for the building has been the Rugby World Cup, and beyond that it will provide an ongoing legacy for North Harbour Stadium and Auckland City.