23 Apr 2010

Design awards for grounds of Maori immersion school

6:06 am on 23 April 2010

The design for the grounds of a Maori immersion school at Otara has won two awards in this year's New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects pride of place awards.

Waatea News reports judges praised the strongly Maori design character that enhances Te Whanau o Tupuranga's sense of community and place.

Mike Thomas from Jasmax says he consulted with local iwi on stories which were incorporated into paving patterns.

He says the design needed to tie the various old and new buildings in the complex together, as well as include space for food gardens.