New Zealand

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National Data

New Zealand Flag New Zealand Flag
Country New Zealand
Country code NZ
City Wellington
Form of government Unitary Parliamentary Monarchy
Size in km² 263310
Population 4528526
Year of construction 1922 / 1981 (ext)


Building

Type Horseshoe
Volume 170500
Architect John Campbell (GB)/ Basil Spence (GB, Beehive)


Wikipedia

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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Introduction

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

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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

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