New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key was on hand to officially open the new home of production company NHNZ. The multi-million dollar, newly refurbished building houses 11 edit suites, three sound suites, state-of-the-art online facilities, a computer graphic suite, a gaming unit and an expanding emerging media division. NHNZ’s new headquarters boasts 55 kilometres of wiring, including fibre optic cables and 100 terabytes of computing power.
‘This is a remarkable company that has its products all around the world,’ said Prime Minister Key at the opening. ‘The secret of New Zealand is its creativity and brilliance of its people, and that seems to be the ethos of this company.’
One of the first major projects to come out of the new headquarters will be two major 3D series for the newly established Discovery/Sony/IMAX 3D network.
On the day of its opening, the new NHNZ building won the Commercial Architecture category of the New Zealand Institute of Architect’s Southern Architecture awards.