The curved lines of Donner House in Titirangi
Photo by Paul Jenkin

Donner House 1947

West Auckland

Sunday 30 September, 12 noon-5.30pm


Donner House

50 Kohu Rd, Titirangi

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Tickets $5


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Event details

Join us for a special one-day viewing of Donner House – one of New Zealand’s finest homes from the period immediately after the Second World War. Tibor Donner, who was the Auckland City Council's chief architect, designed the Titirangi residence as his own home.

Andrew Barrie, Professor of Design at Auckland's School of Architecture noted that Donner House has a looser style that "feels more Brazil than Titirangi - a tropical modernism way ahead of its time".

The residence is now Category 1 Heritage Protected. The mosaic-encrusted studio Donner created as a home office in the 1950s has a Category 2 Protection.

In the 1960s he built a workshop, made up of elements of his Auckland City Council Administration Tower, using recycled steel lifting beams cobbled together with brick and glass.

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