Wellington’s Airport The Rock Opening

I was lucky enough to be invited to shoot the opening of The Rock, Wellington International Airports new departures lounge. I was shooting for New Zealand Travel Digest, my brief was to get some social pictures of the travel industry and VIPs at the event. When I got there, it was early so I got this shot of the architecture itself:

Interior view of The Rock's main lounge showing the viewing lounge and bar as well as the VIP bar space upstairs to the right. Opening Day of the Wellington Airport Rock.

The great thing about the architecture of the space is that it feels so roomy inside- you get the feeling its like a cathedral or cavernous cave that has a real warmth in the timber lining- that is also sound absorbent. Even though there were plenty of nervous people when it was being built, its a great space that is unique to Wellington.


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