The Weta Workshop Unleashed experience re-creates Weta Workshop’s Wellington effects workshop and film sets in Auckland’s SkyCity precinct. We completed the fitout works for Weta simultaneously with the base build for SkyCity, providing cost and time savings to both clients.
The 2,500m² fitout involved creating a new space in the former SkyCity Convention Centre, including installing partitions, altering existing services and applying high-spec level 5 finishes to the walls, allowing them to be used as projection surfaces.
In a project that was part film set and part theme park, our team enjoyed the process of bringing Weta’s amazing ideas to life. We made sure that the space would be code-compliant and safe for public use but still meet their ever-evolving creative vision. This involved figuring out how to install emergency lighting under giant spaceships and sprinklers in a dragon’s head in a truly collaborative effort. We also coordinated closely with Weta as they completed specialist installations alongside our project team.
Weta Workshop Unleashed is set to be one of Auckland’s premier attractions.
Client: Weta Workshop
Completed: October 2020