If you use SH2 or the trains between Lower Hutt and Wellington you will see that the large greenfield site in Petone has been transformed by ADC from an empty industrial space into an impressive national campus and headquarters for ARISE Church.
Officially 2 Pito-One Road, Korokoro, the construction of The ARISE Centre includes a 2687m² auditorium and office facility as the hub of the campus, housing head office staff and hosting functions, as well as delivering educational programmes for their national congregation. The Centre is part of ARISE Church’s rapid growth in New Zealand and will set a model for their future campuses elsewhere throughout the country.
The ground floor consists of:
- Large auditorium seating 1214 people, to be used for church services and events
- 400m² children’s area
- 500m² foyer
- Connect’ lounge for new members
- 400m² exterior plaza
- Beautifully landscaped outdoor area
Level one consists of:
- L shaped mezzanine
- Comfortable staff hub
- Open plan work areas
- 4 modern meeting rooms
- Atrium space
For convenience, there is an asphalted car park with 240 spaces. The entire campus is an outstanding showcase for the ARISE Church.
As the funding for the build was through donations careful consideration has been placed on ensuring all materials and methods used are cost effective and efficient. Precast Stahlton flooring was used for the mezzanine floor and bathrooms are a standard fit-out. Concrete block-work was used for the rear two walls to ensure strength and simplicity of design.
The stand out feature of The ARISE Centre is the impressive, glazed curtain wall covering 2 sides of the building creating an impressive façade and making the centre highly visible to all passing traffic.
- The building has a floor plate of 2200m² plus the 1200m² mezzanine
- The ground floor auditorium seats over 1200 people
- 730 tonnes of soil were excavated from the site
- Just under 60 tonnes of reinforcing were installed (and that doesn’t include the main auditorium slab as that had a fibre Dramix Steel Fibres in leu of reinforcing)
- Approximately 700m3 of concrete was used
- The main structural steel roof rafters were 50m long. They had to be welded together on site in the car park and then lifted into place. The rafter beams are 1200m deep and the main structure had a weight of 910 tonnes
- There were over 10,000 concrete blocks installed
- There was 11,000 hours of carpentry labour on the project
- 70 doors were installed