The Cloud is a temporary structure on the western edge of Queens Wharf and designed to be an exhibition space and venue. It was erected to accommodate Auckland’s commitment to host an inner-city Fanzone, festival and showcase event during the Rugby World Cup 2011, and it proved a very popular location to watch the games.

At almost 180m long, The Cloud can accommodate up to 5,000 people. Its ground floor area can be split into four segments, which means the building is able to cater for a range of showcase and festival events occurring at the same time. The mezzanine space at the northern end of The Cloud is ideal for VIP hosting.

Lighting design, control system specification and commissioning

Auckland Council

Jasmax Architects