AUCKLAND // NEW ZEALAND
Client: Force – Village SkyCity
IMAX ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE & FOODCOURT
Following a successful redevelopment of the Metro Centre on the level above as a 10 pin bowling venue with bar food and drink facilities, the new owners wanted to redevelop 1400m<sup2 of existing bar and retail into a new restaurant and bar precinct opening directly off Auckland’s main urban Aotea square. New outdoor canopy enclosures extend weather protection provided by the large bowling venue deck for outdoor dining into Aotea square.
A new ‘market’ themed street connects Aotea square to the Metro Centre’s north entry and more restaurants feed off this street. This internal street also connects westward via a court to Bledisloe Lane, an existing pedestrian walkway which runs from Aotea square to the North entry and main city streets, to provide visibility and connectivity for the new restaurant tenancy frontages in the internal street.