Story: Hawke’s Bay region

Stripped classical style (5th of 5)

Stripped classical buildings follow on from the ornate buildings of the 19th century, but have simple, less decorative forms. The ASB bank in Hastings Street, Napier (1932), is a good example, with its shallow columns and plain window treatment. It employs art deco motifs in a restrained style. The most interesting and unusual are the Māori motifs above the main entrance and columns.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Hawke’s Bay region - Arts, culture and built heritage', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/24046/stripped-classical-style (accessed 22 August 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 2 Jul 2015