In 2012, an old Shed on Auckland’s waterfront, Shed 10 was restored to create a multi use space.
For the previous 100 years it was used as a storage shed for cargo on Queens Wharf before it got shipped overseas but today it’s an industrial style events space which doubles as a cruise ship terminal where tourists are welcomed from their ships to Auckland.
It’s not your typical cruise ship terminal but it is authentically kiwi in character and style with a thoughtful nod to our maritime history.
In 2014 it was the Gold winner in the Best Awards for Spatial - Public and Institutional Spaces
The Ports of Auckland cruise schedule will show you how many cruise ships visit Auckland and how often, bringing with them an important boost to the local economy.
When it’s not being a cruise ship terminal Shed 10 is available for hire as an events space, hosting events like the Sustainable Business Awards. It’s industrial style concrete floors, blank walls and exposed steel roof trusses lend themselves nicely to be a flexible events space.
The brief to architects during the restoration was to aim for zero energy consumption by the building which is why the largest solar panel system of its kind lives on the roof at Shed 10. It generates the equivalent amount of energy used by 10 households.
Shed 10 is a thoughtful restoration of a heritage building that now doubles as cruise ship terminal and premium events space. It’s a clever repurposing of what used to be an old shed to a place we can welcome people into, showcase and be proud of.