The Wellington Branch of the NZ Institute of Architects is to stage a public meeting on the fate of the Wellington Central Library, the Ian Athfield-designed building that has been closed for seismic reasons by the Wellington City Council.
Why? There has been speculation in the media that the Council may be leaning towards the demolition of the building, although no decision has been announced. At the meeting, perspectives on the building’s context, condition, design merit and options for its future will be covered in presentations by:
Architects Gordon Moller and Ken Davis, structural engineer Adam Thornton, and City Councillor Iona Pannett (Portfolio Lead, Infrastructure and Sustainability).
The meeting will be MC’d by Judi Keith-Davis, President-Elect of the NZIA.
The meeting will be on Monday 15 July at 6pm in the National Library Auditorium, 70 Molesworth Street.