Friday, August 6, 2010


What is a hideously prominent building will soon be no more. Cambel Trust Ltd Partnership proposes to demolish two existing buildings and construct a new eight-level commercial building at [201 Victoria Street West] - on the corner of Halsey Street, Victoria Street West and Dock Street. It is hard to make any judgement right now, we have limited information and the renders aren't the greatest, but we think that it is safe to assume that the design is nothing spectacular. A Terra-cotta tiled facade brings on flashbacks from the 80's.

We hope that we are wrong and that the finished product will be far better than the renders. Needless to say that we can't wait to see the demise of the buildings that are currently there - a real shame that they didn't remove the two buildings alongside the development on Halsey Street, now that will be good riddance.


  1. Quite avearage, but don't you just think the Victoria Quarter's gonna go off soon? Lots happening.

    Shame about the width of the roads.

  2. Victoria Quarter is taking off in a big, big way - most of the development is moving westward and I hope that the East doesn't get left out of the picture. Thanks for the comment.

  3. More shutters for Auckland.!!

  4. Yup, can't say that I am entirely against them - used in an imaginative way they can reflect light and create interesting patterns as the light of the day changes. Making them mobile/independent of each other can also change the facade of the building from day to day.

  5. Should age just as well as the adjacent monstrosity. Can't we get an Ironbank?


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