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National Library

National Library

The redesign of the National Library may not be going ahead as planned, so hopefully we get to enjoy that ballsy and unapologetic sixties/seventies architecture for a bit longer.

Roseneath, Wellington, Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Great addition to Welington Airport

Sweeeeeeet! The proposed addition to Wellington’s International Airport. There’s the usual round of “it’s ugly” from people who feel safer with mediocre architecture. I’ll admit it’s on the quirky side and not really worthy of the ‘iconic’ label (which conjures up the Sydney Opera House, Bilbao’s Guggenheim, etc), and “The Rock” is a camp name, but I love that the Airport’s Management are open to building an interesting structure instead of sticking to the norms. The main terminal is one of my favourite buildings in Wellington, and I’m glad that it is about to be joined by what could be another.

Wellington Airport’s proposed extention to the International Terminal, (image stolen from Stuff.)

Although Stuff doesn’t say who the architects are, a Google reveals that it is probably Studio Pacific Architects (although as of writing this there is no word on their website, which is weird). But good work all around for this.

Roseneath, Wellington, Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

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