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?

Events in the central city:

September 1-30:
4th Annual World Green Building Week Photographic Competition 

September 20:
PARK(ing) Day

September 20-29:
Designer/Maker: Celebrating the Messiness of Process - Exhibition and Talks Series

September 21:
Don't lock up your daughters!

September 21-28:
Serious About Seville: An Exhibition of Student Work 
Straw into Gold
Jewellery as an architectural space

September 21 & 28:
Open Studios - Auckland 

September 22:
Drawing the Room | Drawing within the Room

September 23:
NZIA Resene Sir Ian Athfield Memorial Lecture

September 28:
Zero Waste 2040: What we wish you knew about waste  

September 29:
2040 (Film Screening) 

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Last updated: 06 September 2019