2020 Wellington Architecture Awards Winner
Jellicoe Towers (1968)
The proportions of the seemingly impossibly svelte apartment building completed on the ridgeline of The Terrace above the Wellington CBD in 1968 were a generous gesture to minimise obstruction of neighbours’ views. The Modernist simplicity of the one-apartment per-floor tower, articulated by each floorplate extending beyond the face of the building, has stood the test of time. To enter the tower by the glazed bridge is to appreciate the feat of building such a structure on such a steep site. Its recent upgrades should allow this landmark building to stand sentinel for a long time on the hill above Wellington, where it is an outstanding feature of the city’s skyline.