Futuna – to the Future

Friends of Futuna Chapel Charitable Trust
50th Anniversary celebrations 18, 19 and 20 March 2011

Designed by architect John Scott for the Society of Mary in 1959, the Futuna Retreat Chapel in Karori was opened on 19 March 1961. Futuna Chapel may be New Zealand’s most important building of the 20th century, the first to express in architectural terms New Zealand’s contemporary national identity. The building was awarded a Gold Medal by the New Zealand Institute of Architects and, later, was the recipient of the Institute’s inaugural 25 Year Award. Futuna Chapel holds Category I status (exterior and interior) with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.

On the 19th March 2011 the Trust will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Chapel. The Trust plans to host a series of events over three days (18, 19 and 20th March) to celebrate the event. The programme will include:
Friday 18th March
Venue: Futuna Chapel
Time: 5:00 to 7:30pm
Event 1: Pouwhiri and Welcome followed by refreshments and music

Saturday 19th March
Venue: Futuna Chapel
Time: 11:00am
Event 1: A concelebrated commemorative ecumenical Mass led by Catholic Archbishop John Dew

Venue: Futuna Chapel/10 CPD points
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Participants: Plytech, Ponoko, Tony Richardson – Model Designer

Event 3: FUTUNA SEMINAR/10 CPD points
Venue: Futuna Chapel
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Participants: Amanda Yates Lecturer Massey University
Professor Dorita Hannah Massey University
Professor of Architecture Mike Austin UNITEC
Associate Professor Sarah Treadwell Auckland School of Architecture
Albert Refiti Senior lecturer in Spatial Design at AUT

Event 4: Lecture by Ric Leplastrier Architect/20 CPD points
Recipient of the Dreyer Foundation Prize 2009
Venue: Futuna Chapel
Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Sunday 20th March
Event 1: Architect on Futuna/25 CPD Points
Venue: Futuna Chapel
Time: 9:30 Registration
9:45 am to 12:30 pm including morning tea.
Speakers include:

Peter Beaven
Ian Athfield
Gerald Melling
David Mitchell
Gordon Moller
John Walshe (Editor Arch NZ)
and hopefully Pat Clifford current President of NZIA.

Event 2: Musical Performance/Koha
Venue: Futuna Chapel
Time: 12:45 to 1:30pm.

Event 3: Public Open Day/Koha
Venue: Futuna Chapel
Time: 1:30 to 4:30pm.


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