September 17, 2014
Award flows bridge’s way
An Auckland waterfront bridge that incorporates motifs significant to local iwi has won the prestigious International Architecture Award given for cutting edge design by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
The Point Resolution Bridge linking Tamaki drive and the Parnell Baths was designed by architectural firm Warren and Mahoney.
Artist Henriata Nicholas created a pattern featuring pungarungaru designs depicting the ebbs and flows of movement through the water and movement of traffic through and over the bridge, which was engraved into the concrete beam as well as the glass balustrade.
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