4 Mar 2019

Park Mews - looking to the 1970s to solve the housing crisis?

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:36 pm on 4 March 2019

Anyone who has been to Hataitai in Wellington will have seen the famous Roger Walker-designed apartments near the Mt Victoria tunnel, with their round windows, turrets and strange staircases

The complex was designed and built in 1973 - and in a column for RNZ, business journalist Bernard Hickey wrote that building lots of apartment complexes like this could help solve the housing crisis.

But he says it would never get building approval now because it is too unusual.

So we thought we'd ask one of the people who live in Park Mews - RNZ Concert presenter Nick Tipping.

Park Mews, Hataitai, 1973

Park Mews, Hataitai, 1973 Photo: Supplied

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