Michael Fowler Centre

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Michael Fowler Centre
The Michael Fowler Centre from the Lagoon
General information
Type Concert hall and convention centre
Location Wellington
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Construction started 1980
Completed 1983
Technical details
Floor count 3
Design and construction
Architect Warren and Mahoney
Other designers Acoustic assistance from Professor A. Harold Marshall
Other information
Seating capacity seats up to 2,209 for concerts and has a classroom capacity for 1,035 persons

The Michael Fowler Centre is a concert hall and convention centre in Wellington, New Zealand. It was constructed on reclaimed land next to Civic Square, and is the pre-eminent concert site in central Wellington.

Commissioned in 1975, building began in 1980; the centre officially opened on September 16, 1983. It was designed by Miles Warren and Maurice Mahoney of Warren and Mahoney,[1] with acoustic assistance from Professor A. Harold Marshall,[2] formerly the Head of Auckland University's Acoustics Research Centre. It is named after the primary instigator of its construction, Sir Michael Fowler, at the time the mayor of Wellington.[3] The auditorium seats 2210 people during a concert, and 1035 during a classroom type event.

The centre is used by international and local acts, conferences, and summits; it is also the home of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and ARISE Church.[4]

See also


  1. Warren and Mahoney architects
  2. CAD files of the Michael Fowler Centre
  3. History of the Michael Fowler Centre
  4. "Church plans major complex in Petone". The Dominion Post (Wellington). 17 January 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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