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Wetland Waka

Showcasing New Zealand design on the world stage

Landscape art garden opens The Boffa Miskell-designed ‘Wetland Waka’ garden is one of 19 finalist entries completed for the May opening of the 2013 World Landscape Art Exposition in Jinzhou, a world-wide design competition run by the International Federation of Landscape Architects and Jinzhou City.

The Boffa Miskell garden is centred on a stylised water-purifying wetland traversed by a boardwalk evocative of a Māori waka. The design represents water as the source of life and boats as symbols of travel, journey and family in both Māori and Chinese cultures.

The garden will remain a permanent feature in a new 139-hectctare public park which is being developed around the Expo site.

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Design, detailed design and specification and implementation.

The facts

ClientIFLA & Jinzhou City
Project teamChris Bentley
Project date2011 - 2013
AwardsIFLA Design Competition for the World Landscape Art Exhibition, Jinzhou, China