Category: Blog

  • “Gordon Wilson Memorial Apartments”

    What is in a name? You may be wondering why we are calling are calling them this – rather than the Gordon Wilson Flats. Well, here you can see Minister of Housing Mr Fox (on the right looking at the camera), standing in front of the still incomplete building in 1959. This small article, published…

  • Recent Media Attention

    The open letter to Hon Chris Bishop has stimulated a bit of a response from the media. You can see the activity here: Scoop posted the letter: The Post: NZ Herald: Eye of the Fish: TVNZ+: 1News at Six – Saturday 20 Apr (available till 27 Apr) ThreeNow: NewsHub 6pm – Saturday 20 Apr (available till 22 Apr)

  • Adapted reuse scheme for Gordon Wilson Memorial Apartments

    Refer below to open letter authored by The Architectural Centre addressed to Minister for Housing. We provide a robust, contemporary rationale for the retention and refurbishment of 320 The Terrace, also known as the Gordon Wilson Memorial Apartments (GWMA): Tēnā koe Hon. Chris Bishop, An open letter – 320 The Terrace (Gordon Wilson Memorial Apartments)…

  • Returning to housing

    The Architectural Centre began with the problem of housing, and the questions of how best to build, who and how it should be made and where, have not gone away. The current Centre wants to drive the debate and demonstrate what is possible.