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Home and Building, Volume 37 Number 6 (1975)

3: Rotary Garden Court, Wellington

3: Rotary Garden Court, Wellington

Architects: Wellington City Council Architectural Dept.

In Wellington's Civic Centre, the garden court combines a conservatory and an enclosed courtyard to create a sheltered spot for the public to sit. The conservatory, featuring interesting and exotic plants, has large glass doors so that on suitable days conservatory and courtyard can become one unit. High white walls enclose three sides of the courtyard; native and luxuriant plants grow against them behind semicircular seating. The award citation calls the Garden Court "a fine example of intimate civic design … contrasts pleasantly with the massive scale of the city … architecturally one of the high spots of design in Wellington."