As part of a major capital development programme, AUT’s campuses have undergone and continue to undergo significant development to improve student and staff experiences at AUT.
Nga Wai Hono (WZ), officially opened by the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, is home to AUT’s School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences.
The building is designed to reflect the evolution of teaching and learning in tertiary education.
The state-of-the art building acts as a ‘living laboratory’ where theoretical lessons are brought to life by showcasing how theory from the classroom has been applied to WZ’s building design.
Services in ceilings are left exposed, plant rooms have glazed walls so students can see the inner workings of the building, and students and staff can use the Building Management System (BMS) to test and collect data. There are also structure testing labs and a seismic shake table that will help with AUT’s world-class research in these areas.
From April 2021 the top four floors of WZ are also being completed. The fitout of these floors is expected to finish in 2022 and will see more teaching and staff space as well as study and social areas added to the building.
Photographer: Jason Mann
A new 697- bed student residence has been developed on Mayoral Drive at the AUT City Campus. These high-spec studio units include a king single bed, kitchenette with fridge and microwave, study desk and chair, bathroom and storage space.
The building also includes a recreation centre and sports gym, shared study space as well as social and dining spaces and staff office space. Located just one-minute from the City Campus, the apartments also have onsite security 24 hours a day. Twenty five units are also available for students with special access needs.
Mana Hauora (MH) Building was officially opened by the Prime Minister Bill English. MH provides additional large and small lecture spaces, collaborative social learning areas for students, computer labs, function and conference space, research and postgraduate areas.
Photographer: Zee Shake Lee