Public Architecture Award 2010, National Heritage Award 2011, New Zealand Institute of Architects
Undertaken in partnership with Cheshire Architects, Q Theatre is an important new professional theatre in Auckland providing exceptional variable format opportunities to emerging and smaller productions. The 350-450 seat Rangatira Theatre, with two audience galleries, enables end stage, long and short traverse, corner, promenade and other formats. An elegant new six storey structure houses the theatre, backstage, administration and Town Hall orchestra room behind historic Q Street terrace buildings containing the foyer, café, bar, 100 seat studio, rehearsal room and functions facilities.
Located adjacent to the Auckland Town Hall and Concert Chamber, the project involved major acoustic isolation, complex circulation issues and numerous sustainable design features.