As a newcomer to living in Wellington, I was smitten by the building occupying a wedge on the Wakefield and Victoria Streets intersection (The NZ Racing Conference Building, architect: Ron Muston/Keith Cooper, Structon Group Architects, 1959).
I liked it from afar, it is full of shapes and scallops and colours. The leafy streetscape it lives on is a delight.
And up close, I was taken by the elements of polychrome in the cement, and a human scale of street-side wrap-around windows.
I have no idea whether it has been significantly modified to accommodate the Lido Café, but that commercial presence on the ground level is inviting.
I understand it was a haunt for journalists when their place of work was at the Evening Post building nearby.
We need to save it from the yellow-sticker threat.
The “My favourite modernist building …” series is in support of Gordon Wilson Flats which is facing threat of demolition.