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Festival of Architecture in Queenstown, Wanaka, Dunedin and Invercargill

An image from the Zaha Hadid film, 'Who Dares Wins', which will be screened during the Festival.

A downloadable programme is available here.

Friday 14 September

Holy Family Church
Open 09:00 - 17:00 during the festival, 154 Aubrey Rd, Wanaka
This award-winning church by Condon Scott Architects is open and can be visited anytime throughout the festival.

Saturday 15 September

Warehouse Precinct Open Buildings
Take the opportunity to take a free tour of some of the projects that form the revitalised Dunedin Warehouse Precinct and surrounding area.

  • Donald Reid Building, McCoy Wixon Architects. 11:00, corner of Jetty and Vogel Sts.
  • Galloway Cook Allan Building, McAuliffe Stevens Architects. 14:00, 123 Vogel St.
  • Captain Cook Tavern, Ed Elliott Architect. 16:00, corner of Albany and Great King Sts.

Sunday 16 September

University of Otago Architecture Walking Tour
11:00, departing from the University Union Lawn< University of Otago, Dunedin
A public tour led by Michael Findlay through a selection of buildings at the University of Otago.



Movie - Zaha Hadid: Who Dares Wins

16:00 - 18:30, Cinema Paradiso, Wanaka
Join us in celebrating the Festival of Architecture here in Wanaka where we will showcase a film on world-class architect, Zaha Hadid, who challenges the norm with an extensive portfolio of work. Local architects and designers will be in attendance. Free. Registration required. More information here.

 

Thursday 20 September

Sir Ian Athfield Memorial Lecture
The first ever Sir Ian Athfield Memorial Lecture in Queenstown will see respected American design and architecture writer Allison Arieff take the stage in The Remarkables Primary School Hall on Thursday 20 September at 18:00. 

Allison is a California-based writer, advocate and teacher who is currently editorial director of The Urbanist, the magazine of the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR), an urban planning and policy think tank that aims “to bring people together from across the political spectrum to develop solutions to the big problems our cities face”. She has been a contributor to The New York Times since 2006. More details. Free. Book here.

 

Three Rooves: Ted McCoy Lecture Series - Dunedin
18:00 - 19:30, Dunedin Public Art Gallery Auditorium
For the 2018 Ted McCoy lecture, Christopher Kelly, founding principal of Architecture Workshop in Wellington, will discuss three of the studio's most recent projects in relation to German philosopher Gottfreid Semper’s engagement with the earth and the lightweight use of innovative engineered timber. Free. See the poster here. More information here.

Friday 21 September

Three Rooves: Ted McCoy Lecture Series - Queenstown
18:00 - 19:30, Icon Room at the Heritage Hotel Queenstown
For the 2018 Ted McCoy lecture, Christopher Kelly, founding principal of Architecture Workshop in Wellington, will discuss three of the studio's most recent projects in relation to German philosopher Gottfreid Semper’s engagement with the earth and the lightweight use of innovative engineered timber. Free. See the poster here. More information here.


Saturday 22 September

Queenstown Country Club Open Day
11:00 - 13:00, Queenstown Country Club, Cnr Ladies Mile and Howard's Drive
Meet the Architects from Warren and Mahoney at the Queenstown Country Club. Meeting point is the Show Home, entry off Howard's Drive.


Dunedin Warehouse Precinct Walk

13:00, NMA Building, Dunedin
Join local urbanists and design enthusiasts for a tour of Dunedin's revitalised warehouse precinct and surrounding area. Expect a lively and informative discussion about the past, present, and potential future of the area. Free. More information and registrations here.