Kōrero: Beaven, Peter Jamieson

Canterbury Arcade, Auckland

An Auckland streetscape showing a variety of buildings, including the Canterbury Arcade, projecting above the other buildings.

The Canterbury Arcade was designed by Peter Beaven in 1968. It connected High and Queen streets with a shopping arcade through two existing buildings and inserted a new narrow office building inspired by the Mediterranean. Seen here looking into High Street, the new building is the tallest, its lower portion topped by a balcony. The original arcaded building is to its left, with the CBS sign in between.

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Private collection, Peter Beaven

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Ian J. Lochhead. 'Beaven, Peter Jamieson', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2022. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/mi/biographies/6b12/beaven-peter-jamieson (accessed 1 December 2023)