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|Form of government||Unitary Parliamentary Monarchy|
|Size in km²||263310|
|Year of construction||1922 / 1981 (ext)|
|Architect||John Campbell (GB)/ Basil Spence (GB, Beehive)|
The New Zealand Parliament Buildings house the Parliament of New Zealand and are on a 45,000 square metre site at the northern end of Lambton Quay, Wellington. They consist of Parliament House, the Executive Wing (The Beehive), the Parliamentary Library and Bowen House.
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Large parts of this government building were destroyed by a fire in 1907. In 1912, civil servant and official architect John Campbell submitted two design projects he had designed together with two other colleagues, winning the first and fourth places. As a result of subsequent protest, Mr Campbell lost his membership in the chamber of architects. In 1922, however, he was able to complete his neo-Baroque/neoclassicism style building up to the central projection. Finally, in 1981, Sir Basil Spence finished off the complex by adding a part known as the "Beehive".
Facts & Figures
|Members of parliament||121||GPD per capita in PPP in US$||36.390|
|Number of women||38||HDI||0,913|
|Pop. per MP||37.426||Democracy index||9,26|
|CO2 total||34.106||CO2 per capita||7,49|