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Kopupaka Reserve awarded as World Landscape of the Year for 2016.

From among ten finalists from around the globe, Kopupaka Park was selected by the jury as World Landscape of the Year 2016 at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin. David Irwin and Grant Bailey attended to present the scheme – each team had 10 minutes to present.

The jury said:

“Inspired by woven baskets for catching eel, Isthmus has developed an innovative river-wall system of interlocking timbers,”

“Simple yet sophisticated engineering allows the baskets to retain silt and create habitats which will shift and change over time.”

We’d like to thank the whole design team, and especially our client, Auckland Council, for always believing in the potential of the project.

As featured on Dezeen.