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Auckland events

Join a talk, tour, debate or discussion at the Festival of Architecture in Auckland

Every day of the Festival there'll be exhibitions, talks, workshops or other events. Check out the events below. Thanks to all our sponsors almost all Festival events in Auckland are free!

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The Betty Wark Room at the Ellen Melville Centre plays host to our Festival Hub, so drop in and see us during the festival!

 

 

 

Park(ing) Day

As part of the Festival of Architecture, The New Zealand Institute of Architects Auckland Branch is participating in world PARK(ing) Day on Friday 21st September. PARK(ing) Day is an annual open-source global event aimed at raising awareness of the important role that public open space plays in improving the quality of our lives. The day is an annual global event that started in 2005 when a San Francisco art and design studio converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco. Since then it has evolved into a global movement, with organisations and individuals creating new forms of temporary public spaces in urban settings throughout the world.

This year in Auckland for the Festival there will be about 50 temporary parklets set up across the central city, K Road and Ponsonby, Devonport, Takapuna, Northcote, Mangere and more suburbs. Check out this map of participants' locations.

 

Exhibitions 

Into the Underworld
9 September – 1 October, Silo 6, Jellicoe Street, Wynyard Quarter 
Open 12:00 - 21:00 daily 
An exhibition by Chirag Jindal exploring the subterranean landscape of Auckland's central suburbs. Terrestrial LiDAR instruments are used to reveal the dilapidated condition of one the city's most neglected landscapes - underground lava caves - and examines its extraordinary relationship with the built environment. Without any legal framework during the 20th century, many of the discovered sites are now lost, destroyed, or have become a hidden layer beneath the built environment, accessed through manholes, private backyards and streetfront garages. Large dioramas and moving images offer novel ways of examining the city's urban fabric and it's uncanny relationship with this natural landscape. More details.

 

Struggling Cities: Japanese Urban Projects in the 1960s
10 September – 19 October, Creative Arts & Industries Student Centre, University of Auckland 
Open 09:00 - 17:00 Monday - Friday
A showcase of experimental ideas and proposals developed by Japanese architects such as Kenzo Tange and Arata Isozaki. More information here. Presented by Japan Foundation and the Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland

 

Aga Khan Award for Architecture Exhibition
12 September – 30 September, George Fraser Gallery, 25A Princes Street, Auckland
Open 11:00 - 16:00 Wednesday - Sunday
The acclaimed Aga Khan Award for Architecture is presented every three years to recognise projects of design excellence in architecture, planning practices, historical preservation and landscape architecture. In conjunction with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture awards programme, the University of Auckland's School of Architecture and Planning is excited to host this travelling exhibition which features projects that were award recipients or shortlisted during the most recent cycle of this prestigious award. More details.

 

University of Auckland Architecture Student Exhibition
14 September – 23 September, School of Architecture & Planning, University of Auckland 
Open 09:00 - 17:00 daily
Showcasing a selection of top student projects from the architecture studios at the University of Auckland. More details.

 

Disrupt: Unitec Asylum 2018 Exhibition
14 September – 23 September, Warren and Mahoney Laneway
Open 09:00 - 17:00 Monday - Friday
A student exhibition highlighting ways of disrupting the stream of waste from the building industry and the urgent need to disrupt single use plastic bag production. Why not solve two problems with one solution? More details.

  

Unlock Birkenhead: Opportunities & Possibilities
14 September – 23 September, Birkenhead Library, Hinemoa St, Birkenhead
Open 09:00 - 17:30 Monday - Friday; 10:00 - 16:30 Saturday - Sunday
An exhibit of material from the Birkenhead Neighbourhood-led Plan Working Group to support the growth of Birkenhead as a village centre destination, through new residential, commercial, and community spaces. More details.


PhoneHome
14 September - 23 September, Betty Wark Room, Ellen Melville Centre, Freyberg Place, Auckland
Open 08:00 - 17:30 daily
For many in exile, the smartphone stands in for home, kept safe with identity documents in a watertight plastic bag. As an innate body extension it situates, orients, documents, represents and transcends a life lived in exile. PhoneHome was developed for Chile's Architecture & Urbanism Biennial on ‘Unpostponable Dialogues’, which invited international academics, professionals and activists to reflect on critical contemporary issues about the built environment. It engages with the pervasive geo-cultural, geo-mythical and geo-political issues of our time and architecture’s role in housing those without home and homeland. The intermedial installation critiqued architecture’s complicity in detaining ‘alien’ bodies while recognising the smartphone’s role in resisting such detention. Miniature refugee cabins house phones playing videos by artists and correspondents from Iran, Kurdistan, Russia, Greece, Australia, New Zealand and the UK, which are apprehended through mediating elements of model and headphones. More information.

  

 

 

OpenSource

Saturday 22 September (unless noted otherwise)
What do architects do? And how do they do it? Go behind the scenes of architecture studios in Auckland and find out how architects do what they do. Great for students thinking of undertaking a career in architecture, anyone thinking of commissioning an architect, and those interested in understanding both the creative process of building design and the practicalities of getting a building actually built. Self-guided map.

Architectus
Open 11:00 - 13:00
Coffee with an architect.

Beca Design Practice
Open 11:00 - 14:00
“Virtual Reality is changing the way in which clients and the wider design team are able to make key design decisions and collaborate as never before. The Beca Design Practice will be running Virtual Reality sessions during our open day! Come and experience this immersive world and check out some of the projects we have been working on!”

Boffa Miskell
Open 11:00 - 14:00

Bossley Architects
Open 13:00 - 16:00

Context Architects
Open 13:00 - 16:00
How do we design buildings that are sustainable and durable over the long term? How do we deliver 10,000 drawings in six months? How do we use technology to make design accessible to everyone? Come to our open studio on 22 September and find out! We’ll share some of the projects we’ve been working on, and you’ll get to see and try some of the technology we use to produce our work: engage with Archicad; go beyond 3D + BIM; and experience architecture in virtual and augmented reality. More details here.

Isthmus
Open 11:00 - 14:00

Markham Architecture + Urban Design
Open 11:00 - 14:00

Moller Architects
Open 13:00 - 16:00

RTA Studio
Open 13:00 - 16:00

South Pacific Architecture
Open 13:00 - 15:00 (Saturday 29 September)
Model Exhibition, Presentation, Children's Activity and Refreshments

Strachan Group Architects
Open 13:00 - 16:00

Warren and Mahoney
Open 11:00 - 14:00

Woods
Open 13:00 - 16:00
Go behind the scenes and discover what we do and how we do it. Learn how our architects work collaboratively with our engineers, planners and surveyors to deliver better homes and communities. This is a great event for anyone who is interested in the built environment industry and the creative arts, especially students considering a career in these fields. It’s also a great for those curious about engaging an architect on their own project or simply curious about how the industry works.

 

Tours

Jane’s Walk – Exploring Auckland with a Gender Lens (SOLD OUT)
16:00 - 18:00, Friday 14 September, departs from Ellen Melville Centre, Auckland Central 
13:30 - 15:30, Saturday 15 September, departs from Ellen Melville Centre, Auckland Central
Join tour guide Alex Bonham and urban planner Ellie Craft for a two-hour walk around central Auckland and consider how the streets and spaces we take for granted were originally formed and how they could change. Bookings essential. More details and bookings here.

Green Architecture Walking Tour (SOLD OUT)
10:00 - 12:30, Saturday 15 September, Warren and Mahoney, 139 Packenham Street West, Wynyard Quarter
To celebrate Festival of Architecture 2018, NZIA Auckland and the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) are running a joint walking tour of a selection of sustainable buildings in the Auckland CBD. Bookings essential. More details and bookings here.


How We Did It: Designing the Bishop Selwyn Chapel
12:30 - 13:30, Sunday 16 September, Bishop Selwyn Chapel, Parnell
Join Jeff Fearon (Fearon Hay Architects) at the beautiful Bishop Selwyn Chapel at Parnell's Holy Trinity Cathedral as he discusses the design of this award-winning building. Free. Booking requiredBook here.
 

AUT City Campus' New Building, Nga Wai Hono (SOLD OUT)
13:30 - 15:00, Sunday 16 September, Nga Wai Hono, St Paul St

Join Barbara van Zyl (Jasmax) for a tour of the newly-opened AUT City Campus’ Nga Wai Hono, a building that really talks about its function as the new School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences. Free. Booking required. More details and bookings here.

Te Ao Tangata Hikoi - Universal Design Tour (BOOKING FAST!)
12.30 - 14.00, Monday 17 September, departs from Ellen Melville Centre
Auckland for everyone - exploring the highs, lows, and design challenges of creating a city that is accessible and equitable for all. Free. Booking required, limited spaces. Book here.

Walking - One Sense at a Time: Sight-Walk
20:00 - 22:00, Tuesday 18 September, departs from front of St Kevin's Arcade, 183 K' Rd
11:00 - 13:00, Saturday 22 September, departs from front of St Kevin's Arcade, 183 K' Rd
During a pair of day/night sight-walks we will be looking intently at Auckland city centre. The main sites of this investigation are the mundane and exciting everyday spaces & structures. We will pay close attention to the motion and stillness, observing the interactions of various bodies – human, non-human, animal, architecture and infrastructure – coming together and drifting apart, noting the (a)symmetrical, the barriers and the open, solid and soft, looking far and looking close, zooming out and discussing what broader social issues they may represent. After the walk we will map out the individual sight experiences, creating a unique map. Free. Registration required. Email Iryna to register.


City Rail Link Station Design Tour (SOLD OUT)
16:00 - 17:00, Thursday 20 September, Downtown Auckland
Join the City Rail Link’s (CRL) Station Design Lead as we take a virtual journey through the CRL architecture. Learn how the station designs focus on integrating mana whenua voices, values and culture while providing safe, functional and optimum transport solutions. You’re also welcome to join the construction team on a short tour of the Chief Post Office (CPO) and learn how the project is protecting one of the most iconic heritage buildings in Auckland during construction. Find out more information about the project www.CityRailLink.govt.nz. Strictly limited space. Booking required. More information here.


Manukau Bus Station - Site Visit
10:00 - 13:00, Saturday 22 September, Manukau Bus Station
Hear about the design and take a tour of this multi-award winning new building. Free. More details.


New Lynn Transit Oriented Development Walking Tour
14:00 - 15:00, Saturday 22 September, New Lynn Transit Hub
Join Darren Davis, Auckland Council's Transport and Land Use Integration Manager, on a walking tour that explores New Lynn’s successes, failures and lessons for Auckland’s rapidly evolving urban future. Booking required, limited spaces. More details and bookings here.


Building Community: A tour of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei's Kainga Tuatahi housing development (SOLD OUT)
14:00 - 15:00, Saturday 22 September, Kāinga Tuatahi, 165 Kupe Street, Ōrākei, Auckland
In the midst of a nationwide housing crisis, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei took the lead in providing innovative housing for its hapu members, including a medium-density community designed by Stevens Lawson Architects. Here, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei's Anahera Rawiri takes a walking tour of the Kāinga Tuatahi development, with its multi-generational housing and shared playspaces for children. More details here.

Open Home and Exhibition - Housing New Zealand
10:00 - 14:00, Saturday 22 September, 21, 25-27 Hill Crescent, New Lynn
See the ways in which HNZ is undertaking new buildings, including the use of innovative materials such as Cross Laminated Timber. Sign in on-site.


City Spaces & Places Walking Tour - NZILA
13:00 - 15:00, Saturday 22 September, departs from Ellen Melville Centre
Join the landscape architects behind some of Auckland's most vibrant places and spaces for a walking tour through the heart of the city. Free. Bookings required. More details and bookings here.


Wynyard Central Tour (SOLD OUT)
14:00 - 16:00, Saturday 22 September, Wynyard Central Apartment Complex
Wynyard Central is set to be home to a mosaic of lives and activity, interwoven and independent, in a thriving waterfront context. Join this tour to view some of the different apartment types in this project. Free. Bookings essential. More details and bookings here.

 

 

 

Daily activities

Monday 10 September

At This Stage: Grace Mortlock Talk (Other Architects)
18:30 - 19:30, Design Theatre - University of Auckland
Other Architects seeks out ‘other’ approaches that challenge conventional wisdom, popular opinion and architectural trends. Established in 2012, the practice recently received the 2018 INDE ‘Prodigy’ award for most promising design practice in the Asia-Pacific region. Exhibited at the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial and the 2017 NGV Triennial, the practice’s work has featured in numerous international publications. Other Architects directors Grace Mortlock and David Neustein have been invited speakers at the Venice Architecture Biennale, MIT Media Lab and the New Cities, Future Ruins convening in Dallas, Texas. In 2016 the duo were exhibition designers and co-curators (with Dr Fleur Watson) of the RMIT Design Hub exhibition Occupied, a Victorian Premier’s Design Awards finalist. Together with collaborating office Retallack Thompson, Other Architects was awarded a Commendation in the 2018 Victorian Institute of Architects awards for the project Garden Wall. Register here.

 

Thursday 13 September

Public Talk: Dr. Hossein Rezai - Purpose of Design
18:30 - 20:00, Design Theatre - University of Auckland
Dr Hossein Rezai will share insights on the current status and potential future directions of design for the built environment. More details.

 

Friday 14 September

Freyberg Place and Ellen Melville Centre - Profile of a Project: The Inside Story 
15:00 - 16:00, Betty Wark Room, Ellen Melville Centre, Freyberg Place, Auckland
Join project manager Lisa Spasic on site for a talk about the complexities, challenges and rewards of delivering the award-winning upgrade of Ellen Melville Centre and Freyberg Place. Directly before Jane's Walk tour, why not attend both? Free. Registration required. More information and registrations here.

 

Festival of Architecture Official Opening - Ockham Residential Lecture Series: Other Urbanisms (SOLD OUT)
18:00 - 22:00, Objectspace, 13 Rose Road, Ponsonby
Join us for a night of debate and laughter, as panellists battle out ideas of freedom-for vs. freedom-from, in search of a contemporary urbanism that finds value in the profundity of experiences in the built environment, and the potential of prioritising that which is most common and ordinary, and most often repeated. "Only by using spaces several times over can the city fulfil itself, any public space should have a use for each hour of the day - market place, picnic spot, cuddling corner, dos house." 
Followed by live music by the indomitable Courtroom Brown. This is a free event, hospitality provided. Places are limited, please book online here.

 

Saturday 15 September

 

Freyberg Place and Ellen Melville Centre - Profile of a Project: The Inside Story 
12:30 - 13:30, Betty Wark Room, Ellen Melville Centre, Freyberg Place, Auckland
Join project manager Lisa Spasic on site for a talk about the complexities, challenges and rewards of delivering the award-winning upgrade of Ellen Melville Centre and Freyberg Place. Directly before Jane's Walk tour, why not attend both? Free. Registration required. More information and registrations here.

 

NZIA AON Gold Medal Lecture - Andrew Patterson
14:00 - 15:00, GridAKL, 12 Madden Street, Wynyard Quarter
The New Zealand Institute of Architects Gold Medal is the country's highest design honour. Through his many award winning projects, recipient Andrew Patterson will give insight into the way he approaches design in Aotearoa. Free. Bookings required. More details.

 

Megastructures: The Team Behind Pacifica
15:30 - 17:00, Pioneer Women's Hall, Ellen Melville Centre, Freyberg Place, Auckland
Who builds cities? Join Lorna Hamilton (Plus Architecture), head of an all-woman team leading the construction of The Pacifica, one of Auckland's tallest towers currently under construction. Free. Bookings required. More details and bookings here.

 

Sunday 16 September

Archikidz @ Birkenhead Library
14:00 - 16:00, Birkenhead Library, Hinemoa St, Birkenhead
Get your kids building cities of the future: they can create their own cardboard models and cityspaces at this fun and interactive event. More information here.

 

Housing the Homeless: Inside the City Mission's bold new housing project
15:00 - 16:00, Warren & Mahoney, 139 Pakenham Street West, Wynyard Quarter
More than a decade in the making, the Auckland City Mission's bold new project to house the homeless is about to be realised. Join City Missioner Chris Farrelly and architect Nicholas Stevens in conversation with NZ Festival of Architecture curator Jeremy Hansen as they discuss the long genesis of this important building - and how it is being designed to change the lives of the people who inhabit it. Free. Registration required. More information and registrations here.

 

Monday 17 September

He Reo Wāhine: building up from the land
07.30 - 09.00, Objectspace, 13 Rose Road, Ponsonby
In collaboration with the Festival of Architecture join us at Objectspace for a breakfast conversation with super(heroine)-wāhine from the fields of architecture, design and urban planning. Refreshments provided by Allpress Espresso and Amano Bakery. Free. Bookings required. More information and bookings here.

 

Sir Ian Athfield Memorial Lecture
18:00 - 19:00, The Wintergarden at the Civic Theatre, Queen Street, Auckland
Allison Arieff, a prominent American writer on architecture and urban issues, will present this year's Sir Ian Athfield Memorial Lecture during the Festival of Architecture. More details.

 

Tuesday 18 September

In Conversation: Lance Herbst (SOLD OUT)
08:00 - 09:30, Objectspace, 13 Rose Road, Ponsonby
Architecture, coffee, and pastries with 2018 Home of the Year winner, Lance Herbst of Herbst Architects. Free. Limited spaces, registration required. More details.


A+W NZ Speed-Mentoring Night (SOLD OUT)
17:00 - 19:00, Architectus, Level 2, 3-13 Shortland Street, Auckland
Get advice and a gain insights about your career in architecture from experienced practitioners. Bookings essential. More information and waitlist available here.


What the *bleep* do architects do?! (SOLD OUT)
18:00 - 19:30, Warren & Mahoney, 139 Pakenham Street West, Wynyard Quarter
We have brought together a group of talented individuals who are approaching design and architectural challenges with a fresh perspective. Join Hamish Monk and Dean Mackenzie of Monk Mackenzie, Barrington Gohns from Warren and Mahoney, and Kamelia Peneva and Hayley Wright from both Isthmus and the recently established Next Door, as they discuss and debate what the role of an architect is, how this role is changing and what it is that we actually do... or could do. Free. Bookings required. More information and waitlist here. 

 

The Block Lecture 2018
Doors at 17:45, event 18:30 - 20:00, Pioneer Women's Hall, Ellen Melville Centre, Freyberg Place, Auckland
Esteemed architect and academic Dr Mike Austin has been invited to deliver the 2018 Block Lecture. Tickets required. More information and tickets here.

 

Wednesday 19 September

Empowering Young People Through Design
07:30 - 09:00, WA224 Conference Theatre, AUT City Campus
This event presented by ĀKAU will explore the value of youth engagement in the design process. In addition to the ĀKAU team, John Belford-Lelaulu from MAU Studio and Michael Davis from Unit Y will join the panel to discuss their experiences working with young people. All three groups have found a unique way to encourage and support up and coming architects and designers while contributing positively to the wider community. This event will be an opportunity to collaborate and voice their ideas around youth engagement in architecture. ĀKAU is an architecture practise & social enterprise primarily based in the small Northland community of Kaikohe. This unique organisation creates opportunities for youth to be involved in the design of real projects in their own community. The aim is to empower young people to harness their creativity and develop their innate problem solving power while at the same time designing projects that are contextual and authentic; a response to local culture and the environment. More information here and bookings here.

 

Struggling Cities: Exhibition opening
17:30, Creative Arts & Industries Student Centre, University of Auckland
A showcase of experimental ideas and proposals developed by Japanese architects such as Kenzo Tange and Arata Isozaki. More details.

 

Fast Forward Lecture Series: Architects Discuss Design for Medium Density
18:30 - 20:00, Engineering Lecture Theatre 439, University of Auckland 
This year's winners of Auckland Architecture Awards in the Multi-Unit Housing category share their experiences and thoughts on designing and executing good quality apartments and townhouses. Bookings required. More details.

 

Thursday 20 September

As You Will: Carnegie Libraries of the South Pacific | Conversation with Mickey Smith and Charles Walker
12:30 - 13:30, Auckland Central City Library, Ground Floor Event Space, 44-46 Lorne Street, Auckland
Join artist Mickey Smith, professor Charles Walker, and Te Tuhi Artistic Director Gabriela Salgado, as they discuss the ongoing social and spatial legacy of 19th century visionary, Andrew Carnegie. Free. Bookings required. More details and bookings here.

 

The Great Debate: Engineers vs. Architects (SOLD OUT)
18:00 - 19:30, Conference Centre Lecture Theatre 423, University of Auckland 
Architects Gordon Moller and Julie Stout, Engineers Hamish Neville and Julie Raine, Objectspace director Kim Paton, and artist/raconteur John Reynolds, get together to argue the merits of the CRL and Light Rail as the answer to Auckland's transport woes. Free. Bookings required. More info and bookings here.

 

The Good Citizen: A talk with Jade Kake
18:00 - 19:00, The Lounge at Generator, Level 1 Stanbeth House, 28 Customs Street East, Britomart
Jade Kake knows Māori design principles can change Aotearoa for the better: not only in our housing, but in our towns and cities too. Join her in conversation with NZ Festival of Architecture curator Jeremy Hansen as the founder of the Indigenous Urbanism podcast discusses what indigenous design offers the country, and why, after a long battle, these principles are finally starting to catch on. This interview will be the first in a new talk series hosted by Hansen, entitled The Good Citizen. Booking required. More details and bookings here.

 

Friday 21 September

Reading Architecture: Book Launch x 4
12:00 - 13:00, George Fraser Gallery, 25A Princes Street, Auckland
The School of Architecture and Planning at The University of Auckland celebrate the publication of three recent books by staff - Dorita Hannah, Event-Space: Theatre Architecture and the Historical Avant-Garde; Farzaneh Haghighi, Is the Tehran Bazaar Dead? Foucault, Politics and Architecture; Marian Macken, Binding Space: The Book as Spatial Practice - and, in collaboration with AUT, a special issue of Interstices, bringing together papers from last year's Centennial Symposium on the history of architecture and planning education in New Zealand. Authors will briefly introduce their work, drinks and light lunch will be provided. Free. No booking required.


Lean Construction in Practice
12:30 - 14:30, Beca Auditorium, Beca, 21 Pitt Street, Auckland
Lean Construction and its associated tool, Last Planner, has been highly successful in the New Zealand construction Industry. Projects using Last Planner experience delivery ahead of schedule and increase in profitability. Last Planner is a Lean Tool which supports organization/project to develop a collaborative culture of planning and enables a team to manage programme risk on a daily basis. Our speaker Fahime Zaeri has a PhD in Construction Management and worked on assisting other firms on how to use this tool. The event will consist of a presentation from Fahime followed by a panel discussion. Free. Registration required. Please RSVP to NAWIC.

 

Future Auckland (SOLD OUT)
18:00 - 19:30, Warren and Mahoney, 139 Pakenham Street West, Wynyard Quarter
To celebrate the Festival of Architecture, we invite you to hear from the creative minds behind two of Auckland's most transformational projects; Commercial Bay and the New Zealand International Convention Centre. Architects Blair Johnston and Richard Archbold will be joined by Auckland Design Champion Ludo Campbell-Reid and Jeremy Hansen as MC, as they discuss the future of Auckland City. Free. Registration required. More details here.

 

Saturday 22 September

DIY Micro-Dwelling Workshop
09:00 - 12:00, Ellen Melville Centre, Freyberg Place, Auckland
Have you ever wanted to design your own tiny home or mini workshop/studio or micro bach? Spend an action-packed fun-filled morning with a team of architects and designers modelling your very own micro-dwelling. This workshop is a wonderful opportunity for people interested in architecture and tiny home design to learn more about what sort of micro-dwellings can be built in Aotearoa without needing Building or Resource consent, and to find out about systems typically used to make these tiny houses self-contained. During this workshop, attendees will design and construct their own physical 3D model of a tiny dream home. All model making materials will be provided. Spaces are strictly limited, and registration is required. Email to register.

 

Opensource
11:00 - 16:00, Various Auckland Architecture Studios
What do architects do? And how do they do it? Go behind the scenes of architecture studios in Auckland city and find out how architects do what they do. Great for students thinking of undertaking a career in architecture, anyone thinking of commissioning an architects, and anyone interested in understanding the both  the creative process of building design and the practicalities of getting a building actually built. Self-guided map of studios coming soon.

 

Unlock Birkenhead: Creating Value
11:00 - 13:00, Birkenhead Library, Hinemoa St, Birkenhead
See the future of Birkenhead at this concept presentation of the suburb's recently developed neighbourhood planFree. More information here.

 

Redefining the 'home' in Auckland
14:00 - 16:00, Warren and Mahoney, 139 Pakenham Street West, Wynyard Quarter
Join us for a panel discussion hosted by NZIA and The Sustainability Society (Engineering NZ) which will share ideas and stimulate discussion about the idea of a home in the future. More details and bookings here.

 

Into the Underworld - FoA Evening Event
17:00 - 20:00, Silo 6, Jellicoe Street, Wynyard Quarter 
An exhibition by Chirag Jindal exploring the subterranean landscape of Auckland's central suburbs. Terrestrial LiDAR instruments are used to reveal the dilapidated condition of one the city's most neglected landscapes - underground lava caves - and examines its extraordinary relationship with the built environment. Without any legal framework during the 20th century, many of the discovered sites are now lost, destroyed, or have become a hidden layer beneath the built environment, accessed through manholes, private backyards and streetfront garages. Large dioramas and moving images offer novel ways of examining the city's urban fabric and it's uncanny relationship with this natural landscape. Bookings required. More details and bookings here.

 

Tuesday 25 September

Lecture: Early Women Architects in NZ by Elizabeth Cox
17:00 – 18:30, Pioneer Women's Hall, Ellen Melville Centre, Freyberg Place, Auckland
Who were the women who trained and worked as architects in Aotearoa in the 1900s-1940s? In this period, a sector of the New Zealand community began to call for women to become architects in New Zealand. This presentation by Elizabeth Cox explores why, and tells the stories of those who answered the call. How did they contribute to the field and why have they disappeared from our architectural history today? Elizabeth Cox is an architectural and social historian who has been working with these questions and more. Free. Booking required. Book here.

 

 

 

 

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