Chow:Hill Champions Architectural Events


Jaune-Marie Van der Merwe

Chow:Hill Champions Architectural Events


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September 17, 2019




Jaune-Marie Van der Merwe

Chow:Hill Architects supports the Waikato as part of the New Zealand Institute of Architects Festival of Architecture.

A walk-through of Hamilton’s architectural heritage, creative discussions on a variety of design topics, and insight into the influence of behavioural science and data technology on our urban landscape… these are just some of the events Chow:Hill Architects is supporting in the Waikato this September as part of the NZIA Festival of Architecture.

An annual event, the Festival is taking place from 19 – 29 September this year in cities across New Zealand/Aotearoa. The purpose? To celebrate architecture and design, create opportunities for conversation about the role design plays in influencing our built environment, and host events which will connect design enthusiasts with the wider community.

Chow:Hill is supporting four events in the Waikato – a design discussion at the Waikato Museum, the screening of an award-winning documentary, an architectural heritage tour and a Pecha Kucha evening - encouraging the wider Hamilton/Kirikiriroa community to enjoy them.

Earlier this year, Chow:Hill supported the Ramp Festival, hosted by Wintec’s School of Media Arts and sponsored the Pacific Sisters: He Toa Taera | Fashion Activists exhibition at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki.

The Chow:Hill team invites you to join them at one, two or all of the following events.

City Making and the Value of Urban Design Panels

Date: Thursday 19 September 2019 (opening night)

Time: 5.30 - 8.30pm

Venue: Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato

Cost: FREE

Staged at the Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, the opening event will see keynote speakers Lisa Dunshea (Auckland Council Design Review Manager) and Michael Nettleship (Auckland Council Design Review Panel Lead) discussing the role and varied successes of Urban Design Panels in cities throughout the world. Part of the discussion will include the value these Panels have on the development of well-connected, well-integrated, people-prioritising spaces.


Date: Wednesday 25 September 2019

Time: 8 - 10.30pm

Venue: Lido Cinema

Join the Chow:Hill team at the feature screening of Urbanized, an award-winning documentary on the design of international cities. Providing insight into issues and strategies that architects and designers consider as part of every project, from housing and mobility to public places and environmental policy, this film looks at the contributions ordinary citizens make to the future design of metropolitan areas.


Date: Thursday 26 September 2019

Time: 6 - 7.30pm

Venue: Freedom Institute of Higher Education, 610 Victoria Street, Hamilton

Cost: FREE

Take a walk-through of Hamilton’s architectural heritage, starting with the first government building on the original Kirikiriroa Pa site. This event celebrates architect William Grey Young and recounts the stories, photos and original hand drawn plans which formed this significant part of Hamilton’s history.


Date: Friday 27 September 2019

Time: 6.30 - 9pm

Venue: Events Room 1, Wintec City Campus, 3 Tristram Street, Gate 3, Hamilton

Cost: FREE

What makes a conscious liveable city? Find out at Pecha Kucha Vol 41, as part of the NZIA Festival of Architecture. Chow:Hill Director and Chairman, Brian Squair, will introduce 10 fantastic guest speakers who will be given six minutes each to discuss sustainable housing, healthier homes, solar energy, tiny housing and much more.

Chow:Hill Champions Architectural Events
Jaune-Marie Van der Merwe

September 17, 2019

Chow:Hill Champions Architectural Events
Jaune-Marie Van der Merwe

September 17, 2019

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