Queens Party Central Cloud Emerges


RWC 2011′s Queens Wharf multi-purpose temporary facility officially named The Cloud -  aka Party Central - has started to emerge.

There is no going back now.

After all that debate about the sheds, the temporary structure is now being built in an area closed off to the public.

Prime Minister John Key has called it “an exciting design.”  It features landscaped open areas and the Cloud.

The design the PM likes

The Cloud will be able to hold almost 6,000 people and will be used for concerts and festival events, as a fan zone during RWC matches, and for showcasing and hosting.

The mezzanine space at the harbour end will be used as an international media lounge and for VIP hosting. It will also host a Tourism New Zealand info site.

The public is being kept away

Thanks to Gerard M for the construction photos.

All that was left of the dismantled shed there

Soon people will have another venue alongside Shed 10




  1. George D says:

    Hopefully this will wake up people to the fact that Auckland central has a waterfront, and it is currently in no way used or usable.

  2. mark says:

    George, I have been using the waterfront lots of times, for years and years, and with lots of enjoyment, and at quite a few places. Don’t knock what’s there, just because it could be better!

  3. Andy says:

    I havent been for a few years since Im overseas but from what I remember it was pretty mad on the weekends

  4. Andrej says:

    Here is the link where you can follow the construction process of The Cloud via the HD webcam on a daily basis, if it’s permited by AKT to publish the link here. enjoy http://www.waterfrontauckland.co.nz/Areas/Queens-Wharf/Images/Webcam.aspx * great to see the beginning of works!

  5. HoloDesk says:

    The HoloDesk interactive DJ desk will be featured on screen and on site at The Cloud during the Rugby World Cup. Kiwi technology moving dance floors around the world.


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