Moana Swimming Pool 1969

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$ 499.00 NZD
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Ōtepoti Dunedin's Moana Pool is a significant piece of modernist architecture designed by city architect Bill Hesson and city engineer G. K. Armstrong. The original design, completed in 1961, reflected the strong modernist principles of the era, with a sloping form intended to harmonise with the surrounding Ōtepoti Dunedin hills. The use of natural light and a focus on showcasing the beauty of the water were also key design elements.

Despite initial concerns from some who felt the modern design clashed with Ōtepoti Dunedin's Victorian architecture, the pool proved to be a hit with the public. The opening day in 1964 saw enthusiastic crowds eager to experience the city's new amenity. While the pool has undergone alterations since its opening, the core design by Hesson remains strong and continues to be a beloved landmark.

D. Nicholson captured this image for the National Publicity Studios. Established in 1945, the National Publicity Studios aimed to create a positive image of New Zealand by providing photographic, art, and display services to government departments.

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Communicate New Zealand: AAQT 6539 A88879 R24738943. Photographer: D. Nicholson. Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga, Wellington.

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Our frames are sustainably sourced, solid wood frames handmade in Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland.

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SIZE GUIDES

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XL
Framed Print
87.1cm x 62.4cm
124cm x 89cm
Frame (width x depth)
2cm x 3cm
3cm x 2cm
Print only
84.1cm x 59.4cm (A1)
118.9cm x 84.1cm (A0)
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XL
Framed Print
62.4cm x 87.1cm
89cm x 124cm
Frame (width x depth)
2cm x 3cm
3cm x 2cm
Print only
59.4cm x 84.1cm (A1)
84.1cm x 118.9cm (A0)

PRINT & FRAME DETAILS

  • Our framed prints do NOT use mat bevel-cut card borders. If you wish to get a mat bevel-cut border please get in touch.
  • We use gallery-quality enhanced matte paper (230gsm) using archival pigment inks on the latest Epson printers.
  • Our frames are sustainably sourced, solid wood, and handmade in New Zealand with glazing to protect your print. If you wish to add UV protection and anti-reflective coatings to glazing please get in touch.
  • D-rings and cord will be pre-installed on your frame. Nails and instructions to help you hang your frame included.

SHIPPING & DELIVERY

  • All of our frames and prints are locally made to order.
  • Shipping costs are calculated at checkout.
  • Framed prints dispatch within 10 business days .
  • Print only dispatch within 5 business days.
  • Orders are shipped via tracked couriers. Standard service to non-rural areas is overnight in the North Island and 2 business days for the South Island.
  • Larger framed orders bound for Auckland may be delivered by our suppliers own vehicle to reduce risk of damage. You will receive an SMS message on the day we plan to deliver and you can respond to this message to provide a safe location to leave the package.
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