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Hutt Heritage - Architectural and Social Upheaval In the Hut

Hutt Heritage - Architectural and Social Upheaval In the Hut

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  • Sat 27 Oct ’18, 1:00pm – 1:20pm


About Space Pop-up, 132 High Street, Lower Hutt


All Ages

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  • Free Admission


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The exhibition and series of talks captures the work of a group of Lower Hutt architects, an artist,
musician and motorbike rider who lived and worked in Lower Hutt in the 1950s.

It was an era of radical and exciting new ideas in the Hutt - buildings were curved and set in park like settings and the place was alive with new bands, motorbikes and the milk bar social scene.

Bill Alington - Saturday, 27 October.

Bill Alington grew up in the Hutt and attended Waiwhetu School and later Hutt Valley High School. He began his career as an architectural cadet in the New Zealand Ministry of Works (MoW) in 1949 under Gordon Wilson. In 1959 he completed a Masters of Architecture degree at the University of Illinois’ School of Architecture in the United States, during which time he had occasion to meet with Mies van der Rohe and to visit buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe.

On his return to New Zealand he completed designs for a number of notable buildings in the Hutt. In 1983, Alington set up his own architectural practice, Alington Group Architects, retiring in 2000 winning a number of awards. He was an honorary lecturer and tutor at Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Architecture & Design.

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