This new youth centre was developed through a process of community consultation to allow the needs of the neighbourhood to be met. The building incorporates a multi-purpose training and performance hall, meeting rooms, change rooms, cafe/kitchen, art room and lounge. Low energy comfort ESD initiatives are performing well with the building remaining comfortably cool in summer and warm in winter with no air conditioning. Real time metering has confirmed the building uses less energy than similar type facilities currently being monitored by Auckland Council. Visitor Solutions lead initial consultation and needs analysis studies with a number of workshops with local youth of significant ethnic diversity continuing through the later design stages. Infrastructure cabling has been installed for an integrated light artwork that pulses with music designed by renowned artist Carin Wilson in collaboration with local youth.