Jack Manning (architect)
John Wilfred Manning (12 October 1928 – 8 October 2021) was a New Zealand architect from Auckland. He is well known for a wide variety of designs including houses (particularly his own house at Stanley Bay, Cathcart House (Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) Supreme Award 2006), and large commercial buildings. He was a fellow of the NZIA and was the recipient of its highest honour, the Gold Medal, in 2011.
John Wilfred Manning
12 October 1928
Auckland, New Zealand
|Died||8 October 2021 (aged 92)|
Auckland, New Zealand
|Alma mater||University of Auckland|
|Awards||2011 Gold Medal of the New Zealand Institute of Architects.|
|Practice||Thorpe, Cutter, Pickmere & Douglas|
Manning and Associates
Manning's many projects include three which are particularly prominent.
AMP Building, AucklandEdit
Manning designed one of the first Ludwig Mies van der Rohe style skyscrapers built in New Zealand, the AMP Building (1962 – Thorpe, Cutter, Pickmere & Douglas) on the corner of Queen and Victoria Streets, Auckland. Revolutionary features, for its time, include structure based on a concrete frame, sheathed with a curtain wall consisting of aluminium frames clad with stainless steel, and glazed with units of heat-absorbing glass and green opaque spandrels. The ground floor columns are clad with black ebony granite.
Majestic Centre, WellingtonEdit
The Majestic Centre (1989–1991), a large commercial complex is located close to, and visible from, Wellington's Civic Square. The Majestic Tower rises from Boulcott Street and is very prominent, especially at night when its horizontally spread fan of metal rods tipped with powerful light bulbs is illuminated. Its three-story podium, forming a street frontage to Willis Street, is split at midpoint by an open six-storied gallery linked to the base of the tower. The street frontage incorporates five distinct buildings: the Edwardian façade of Preston Meats; a newly inserted three-storeyed building of no particular quality; the massive central entry topped with a metal and glass canopy; and a flat granite surface glazed above, which finally slopes away to Dr Henry Pollen's House designed by William Turnbull whose style is exuberantly French Empire but built in wood. This great house is located on the corner site, moved down from further up Boulcott Street. On Willis St, granite colonnades, ended before Turnbull's house and leading to shops behind, providing pedestrian shelter along the frontage. The colonnades were subsequently built in.
University of Auckland School of MusicEdit
The School of Music (1980) (designed with David Mitchell) represents a departure from the Brutalist norm of that period, although in a completely different post-modernist style. The building won the NZIA supreme national award in 1986, and in 2013 received an enduring architecture award from the NZIA.
- Erroll J Haarhoff, pp. 97 and 234,
- New Zealand Institute of Architects, Cathcart House by Manning and Associates, 2006 Supreme Award (Retrieved 16 February 2017)
- list of fellows of New Zealand Architects (retrieved 30 May 2018)
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- "Death search: registration number 2021/28880". Births, deaths & marriages online. Department of Internal Affairs. Retrieved 15 October 2021.
- "Jack Manning is the latest recipient of NZIA Gold Medal", NZIA website, 17 June 2011 (Retrieved 14 October 2021)
- Erroll J Haarhoff, pp. 56 and 231.
- Peter Shaw, pp. 169 and 170.
- Julia Gatley, p. 118.
- Peter Shaw, pp. 216–217
- Erroll J Haarhoff, p. 56.
- Peter Shaw, p. 184.
- "University of Auckland School of Music". Mitchell Stout Dodd. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
- "School of Music". NZIA. 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
- "John Manning death notice". New Zealand Herald. 14 October 2021. Retrieved 14 October 2021.
- "Record for John Wilfred Manning". Auckland Council. Retrieved 14 October 2021.
- Julia Gatley (ed), Long Live the Modern: New Zealand’s New Architecture 1904–1984, Auckland University Press, Auckland.
- Erroll J Haarhoff, Guide to the Architecture of Central Auckland, Balasoglou Books, 2006.
- Peter Shaw, A History of New Zealand Architecture, Hodder Moa Beckett, Auckland, 2003.
- New Zealand Institute of Architects 2011 Gold Medal: Jack Manning (retrieved 16 February 2017)