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Lightpath takes international design award

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 20/11/2016 Sean Martin

A cyclist rides along the distinctive pink Lightpath cycleway in Auckland, New Zealand. © SNPA / Ben Campbell A cyclist rides along the distinctive pink Lightpath cycleway in Auckland, New Zealand. Auckland's neon-pink Lightpath cycleway, fresh from winning a local architectural award, has topped its category at the World Architecture Festival in Germany.

The 600-metre-long Lightpath, which was designed by Monk MacKenzie together with GHD, Landlab and Novare Design, won the completed transport category

Ten New Zealand projects were finalists in the awards, which were held in Berlin last week, but the 2015 cycleway was the only successful entry.

Earlier this month the cycleway, which made use of a redundant highway ramp and incorporates 300 LED light boxes, won the John Scott Award for Public Architecture at the New Zealand Architecture Awards.

"It's a surprising and uplifting project that sends a message that Auckland is becoming a people-centred city," the jury said.

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