Projects - AJ Hackett - Kawarau Bungy Dome

AJ Hackett - Kawarau Bungy Dome

  • Large theatre & tourism building
  • Buried in the hillside for minimal scenic impact
  • Won the Hospitality & Tourism Southern NZIA Award

NZIA described this project best as "A bold and intellectual concept integrating the rugged cliff-face site and its environs with the idea and adrenalin-filled character of the building's function.

The building is a clear expression and promotion of the culture of bungy, yet belies this with a more subtle and far-reaching agenda of siting and structure.

A sophisticated site-as-building strategy and a circulation event that echoes the dynamic nature of the adventure experience beyond are highly successful."

The building was constructed in 12 months and was buried into the existing hillside to ensure minimal environmental and scenic impact in this remote location.

To fully appreciate the size and complexity of this project visit and scroll down to the plan's drawing.

Project Details

Contract Value
Contract Period
52 Weeks
Year of Completion
Project Location