Project Description

This community driven project replaced the Old Māngere Bridge with a new and improved walking and cycling connection. The goal was to reflect what made the old bridge a much-loved and long-standing community asset, while creating an iconic new landmark for the area.

Judge’s comments

Māori iwi, the indigenous people of New Zealand played an integral role in developing the concept and cultural narrative for this new bridge. The bridge design brought the original vision to life, reflecting community interests and desires in the design. The incorporation of the iwi design and community-led functionality allowed for effective collaboration without sacrificing the vision, structural integrity or aesthetics.

Project overview

Structural Designer

  • Aurecon

Client Name

  • Waka Kotahi


  • Auckland, New Zealand


  • Bossley Architects

Principal Contractor

  • McConnell Dowell

Key Contractors

  • Johnson Witehira Studio (Maori Iwi Artist)

    Isthmus Group (Urban Designers)

Year Submitted

  • 2023

Key attributes

  • People