Auckland Town Hall view in evening golden hour
The style of the Town Hall may be described as a free treatment of the classic. The design combines a variety of classical motifs with symmetrical facades. The internal arrangement is not based on axiality and symmetry.
The facades are predominantly based on the revival of the English Baroque works of Wren, Gibbs, Vanburgh and Hawksmoor. The elliptical apex has unusual window details which are an inversion of the customary layering of windows on a classical façade.