Story: Beaven, Peter Jamieson

Lyttelton Road Tunnel Authority Administration Building

Large concrete and white modernist building in front of the Port Hills, Lyttelton.

Built in 1963–64, Peter Beaven’s Lyttelton Road Tunnel Authority Administration Building was recognised as a significant contribution to New Zealand architecture soon after it was built.

See here for a tour of the building, filmed when it was 20 years old, for the television series The elegant shed, narrated by architect David Mitchell. 

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How to cite this page:

Ian J. Lochhead. 'Beaven, Peter Jamieson', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2022. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 August 2022)