Weaving a story of possibility for what can be achieved
After a weekend where we heard 90 percent of New Zealand's wetlands have now been destroyed it's gratifying to showcase an award winning project centred on a wetland development.
An Isthmus team led by Grant Bailey won the Resene NZILA Pride of Place Te Karanga o te Tui/Sustainability category for the Kopupaka Reserve in West Auckland. The stunning park also won the World Landscape of the Year award in 2016.
The client is the Auckland Council and the project is a 'hybrid park' with three streams at its heart - which have been restored to create a clean wildlife environment including tens of thousands of native plants sourced from the region.
In the latest in our video series on award winners - we hear from Grant Bailey about the project and how landscape architects were put at the front of the design process.