Client Name: Regional Facilities Auckland
Project Value: $1.8m
Location: Auckland Zoo
Completion Date: December 2017

Auckland Zoo’s new multi-purpose exhibition space provides an immersive 1 km2 cluster of domed chambers that offer a spectacular and interactive experience for visitors, designed to initially house Bug Lab, a blockbuster science exhibition developed by New Zealand’s world-famous museum, Te Papa, with the Academy Award winning Weta Workshop.

The site delivery was completed over only three months. Through this time the site was cleared, redundant old buildings removed, and the exhibition space was constructed. The final month before opening was utilised by the Te Papa delivery team and local event installation specialists to install the Bug Lab Show.

Awards

Property Council Awards 2018

Merit – Holmes Consulting Tourism & Leisure Property Award – Bug Lab, Auckland Zoo

 

NZIOB – 2018

Finalist – James Hardie Innovation Award – Garyth Jones, Auckland Zoo Bug Lab Multi-Purpose Exhibition Space