Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre launches virtual tour

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre has launched a virtual tour of the centre ahead of its opening in 2021.

Te Pae partnered with Christchurch-based technology company JIX Reality to deliver the new online experience.

Depending on the viewing method, the tour either follows a pre-determined path, or users can undertake a self-guided 360 degree experience and visit specific spaces.

“Christchurch is well-known for being innovative and pushing the envelope in those areas where it has the expertise and passion to make a difference, so it’s little surprise that hi-tech solutions are one of the city’s growth industries,” Te Pae Christchurch General Manager Ross Steele said.

“JIX Reality is a great example of this, the team are forward-thinking and creative – they came up with some industry-leading ideas and had the technological capability to make it a reality. And when we needed to look at solutions that would allow us to open our doors, so to speak, while the borders remained closed – they quickly adapted our new virtual product to suit.”