Monk Mackenzie bags Infrastructure–Future Projects award for Thiruvalluvar project. Check out the list of winners!

Dec 06, 2018

Kiwi architecture firm Monk Mackenzie has bagged the award in the Infrastructure-Future Projects category for its Thiruvalluvar project, at the World Architecture Festival. Being described as a simple and elegant response to a complex problem by the judges, the Thiruvalluvar project is a 500-m-long pedestrian bridge in the southern tip of India, which is constructed to connect mainland India to the Thiruvalluvar Statue and Vivekananda Temple. Known for majestic creations like the Auckland Lightpath and Nelson St Cycleway and the award-winning X-House in Queenstown, Dean Mackenzie and Hamish Monk started their practice together after many years of working overseas for projects like OMA and Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM), where the two met. Besides, the other winners of the event were CHROFI McGregor Croxall for their Maitland Riverlink project in Maitland, Australia in the Civic and Community-Completed Buildings category and Conrad Gargett for The Piano Mill project in Stanthorpe, Australia in the Culture-Completed Buildings category.

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