Wellington Parliament Building – The Beehive New Zealand

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Wellington Parliament Building : The Beehive

Key Building in Wellington – designed by Scottish architect Basil Spence

15 Aug 2007

The Beehive Building

Wellington Parliament Building Executive Wing
1970-80/81
Design: Basil Spence, architect; executed by Wellington Government designers

Wellington Parliament Building The Beehive Building

The Beehive is 10 storeys high

Location: Molesworth St / Lambton Quay

There are four buildings in Wellington that house New Zealand’s Parliament. They are Parliament House, the Parliamentary Library, the Beehive (also known as the Executive Wing), and Bowen House.

Photos from Aug 2007 by architect Adrian Welch:

Wellington Parliament The Beehive Wellington New Zealand Parliament New Zealand Parliament Building

The New Zealand Parliament Buildings house the New Zealand Parliament and are on a 45,000 square metre site at the northern end of Lambton Quay, Wellington.

They consist of the Edwardian neoclassical-style Parliament House (1922); the Parliamentary Library (1899); the executive wing, called “The Beehive” (1979); and Bowen House, in use since 1991. Whilst most of the individual buildings are outstanding for different reasons, the overall setting that has been achieved “has little aesthetic or architectural coherence”.

Old building north of main Parliament Building:
New Zealand Parliament Building


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