The Festival of Architecture is an annual series of engaging, enjoyable and almost entirely free events that celebrate and investigate the role of architecture in improving the quality of life in Aotearoa New Zealand’s towns and cities.
The Festival, co-ordinated by the New Zealand Institute of Architects along with other organisations interested in widening the understanding of architecture in New Zealand, matches people of all ages and levels of architectural interest with activities that will extend their knowledge of architecture and design.
The 2019 Festival of Architecture programme includes a variety of mostly free events: speakers and presentations, building and walking tours, exhibitions, open studios (meet a ‘real’ architect), design competitions, debates and workshops. What makes a building or public space good or great? What influences are shaping our buildings today, and what pressures will shape them into the future?
Centres confirmed for participation in 2019 include Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Nelson, New Plymouth, Queenstown, Tauranga and Wellington, with more to be announced soon.