Our brief was for a landmark bridge with specific functional requirements that would be delivered within the budget and on time.
Inspired by the shape of Maori ceremonial fish hooks from the local tribe, the unique and striking form has received worldwide acclaim. The relevance of the design was embraced by the local community. To mark the official opening, the local tribe performed a sunrise blessing ceremony, an event attended by thousands of people.
The bridge has become an icon of Whangerai, instantly recognisable and giving the client the landmark they wanted.