The winner of the Ministry of Awesome Awesome Bike Rack Competition has beenannounced -- and it's Kiwi as. A koru garden, designed by Jonathan Hall, has come out on top. It will be built by The Bike Racking Company and, along with a Fixit Bike Repair Stand donated by Dero and Bicycle Ventures, hosted at the Re:START Container Mall.
Hundreds of votes were cast by the public to narrow down the field of more than 50 entries; the winner was selected from the five finalists by a judging panel that included Re:START Director Paul Lonsdale, Ian Barker from The Bike Racking Company, Rob Henderson from Bicycle Ventures, Hugh Nicholson from Christchurch City Council, and Kaila Colbin from Ministry of Awesome.
Paul Lonsdale said he was thoroughly
impressed with the calibre of the entries. "As soon as the competition was announced and ideas started going up on the Ministry of Awesome website, I knew we'd end up with something good," he said. "We'll be proud to host Jonathan's bike rack at Re:START."
Jonathan Hall was surprised and delighted by his win. "I am passionate about Christchurch and its rebuild. Initiatives like this from Ministry of Awesome are a great way to involve the community in bringing their ideas to life. I saw the Korus sprouting in an urban environment as a fun and simple message of hope."
"The ideas and creativity of the people of Christchurch have been wonderful to watch" said MOA co-founder Kaila Colbin and the comments on the website have made us all smile"
Ministry of Awesome is a non-profit that exists " to water the seeds of awesome in Christchurch" . They do this by connecting people ,virtually and physically and providing social proof of awesome things happening in Christchurch and around the world and by providing structured support to help people turn their own awesome ideas into reality.Their initial support has come from the Canterbury Community Trust.