Len Lye Centre opens to great acclaim
The Len Lye Centre
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand

Len Lye Centre opens to great acclaim

The much-anticiapted Len Lye Centre opened over the weekend alongside the refurbished Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. Controversy has swirled around the Centre ever since it was first mooted, dividing the city council, as well as citizens, into opposing camps. However, the new mirror-finished building is now proving to be a hit with locals, with just under 8,500 people visiting over the weekend – and this from a city with a population of 69,000.
Image: entrance to the new Len Lye Centre, designed by Auckland-based architect Andrew Patterson