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Take a VR tour of New Zealand’s hottest new venue

Conference organisers can now take a virtual tour of Christchurch’s Te Pae convention centre, with the release of a new animated video.

Ōtākaro Limited Strategy and Property Opportunities General Manager, Keith Beal says the animation will help organisers visualise the setting and design of this new riverside venue in Christchurch’s central city.

“It has been created to show event organisers that Te Pae will be an eye-catching facility,” he said.

“Te Pae is a purpose-built convention and exhibitions facility designed to make the most of the neighbouring Avon River and Victoria Square, ensuring guests have an enjoyable experience both inside and out.”

The animation shows in greater detail how the façade reflects the colours and contours of Canterbury’s iconic braided rivers and New Zealand’s Southern Alps.

“The South Island’s natural beauty and experiences are vital in attracting people to Te Pae and this is reinforced inside the building through the extensive use of timber and stone.”

The virtual tour will be further developed to showcase the auditorium, exhibition hall, meeting rooms and banquet hall to assist with the booking process.

“The animation will help Director of Sales for Te Pae, Gillian Officer and her team to secure events from late 2020 onwards,” Beal said.

“Construction is 20 per cent complete, and the roof is going on the auditorium this month. The steel for the exhibition hall will start going up in September, then you will get a real appreciation for its size.”

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