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Trafalgar Centre Reinhabitation

CompanyIrving Smith Architects Ltd
Lead DesignersAndrew Irving
Design TeamAndrew Irving, Jeremy Smith
Project LocationNelson, New Zealand
ClientNelson City Council
CreditsPhotography by Patrick Reynolds
Prize(s)Bronze in Architecture Categories / Exhibits, Pavilions and exhibitions
Entry Description

Built in the 1970�s, modified in the 2000�s, closed in 2014 by seismic concerns, the Trafalgar Centre is Nelson�s primary indoor events centre.
ISA has guided strengthening, master-planned connections to the city, and added a new entry pavilion as transition between garden and venue.
A public building must support many uses, indoor sport, concerts, conferences, weddings, political rallies, even fashion shows. This new pavilion has no function, but houses every function; it is black, glazed, horizontal, collects the public and runs low into the verticality and noise of the stadium.