I don’t usually like to question anyone’s artistic expressions on any level, but I think flying into Wellington International Airport in New Zealand is about to get a little nutty. Festering on the tarmac will be what appears to be a pair of giant crushed walnuts waiting to welcome you to Middle Earth(Lord of the Rings reference…try to keep up.) Designed by Studio Pacific Architecture and Warren and Mahoney (yes, more than one mind OKd this design), this new $39 million expansion of the Wellington International Terminal is lovingly dubbed “The Rock”. What “The Plop” was taken? or “The Scrotum”?, how about “The Rejected Chocolates”? any way you look at it, it is certainly an attention grabber. If Wellington wanted on the design map, they are on it like a steaming pile of poop. Go ahead, tell me how wrong I am, extoll its virtues and wax on about its architectural significance. Art is supposed to evoke emotion and this design clearly has me emotional.
Architect: Studio Pacific