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Civic Square


A popular venue for outdoor events, Civic Square was extensively revamped in the early 1990s by New Zealand’s most influential and versatile living architect, Ian Athfield, who juxtaposes old and new, regular and irregular forms and incorporates artwork. The open space is full of interesting sculptures, including Neil Dawson’s Ferns – interlinking metal fern fronds formed into a ball that appears to float above the square.

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