New Zealand Expo Pavillion, Serville Spain


The Brief – was to design an expo pavilion the presented the New Zealand culture to the world, from our landscape, Maori Culture, the Arts, Sport, our unique food, Budget – $11,000,000.00

Peter Hill of Peter Hill Architects designed the building while Karl Majurey assisted & documented the project. This was a once in a life time opportunity to design a building that represented New Zealand we nick named it “The Elegant Shed”. We designed a building to suit the function that was required rather than an Architectural statement, which most other Pavilions did. It was one of the top seven pavilions at expo & was kept by the Spanish Government at the end of the event. No others were as you had to remove your building from site once the event ended.
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18. Int Food Hall Stair
“The Pavilion Synthesises a more orthodox ‘architectural’ approach with elements of show business & exhibition design in a highly unusual & striking fashion. The ‘architecture’ has produced a most supple flexible & accommodating body around the soul or magic of the Pavilion concept. The widely acknowledged success of the Pavilion in Seville provides the ultimate proof of a project intelligently conceived & efficiently executed (in very trying conditions)”
Ian Fraser – New Zealand’s Commissioner general to Expo ‘92’