Old Government Buildings

The Old Government Buildings were commissioned in 1909 and completed in 1913. Join architectural historian and building conservator Jenny May as she highlights the features of this Italian Renaissance style building - which she believes to be the best example of this style in New Zealand.

The Open Christchurch Audio Companion celebrates our city's architecture and invite you to discover new spaces or learn more about the buildings you love. This guide is brought to you by Te Pūtahi - the Centre for Architecture and City Making, a charitable trust that exists to open people's eyes, minds and hearts to the city.

This project received a grant from the Christchurch City Council Intangible Heritage Grant Fund.

  • Push play when you are outside OGB

  • Push play when you are inside at the bottom of the grand staircase