We are excited to announce that our Waitomo Bungy Tower has been shortlisted for the 2019 World Architecture Festival in the ‘Future Project: Leisure Led Development’ category. We’re pleased to be working alongside Form Building & Developments on this world-first tourist attraction.
Reaching the shortlist is a great achievement, as the festival saw a huge number of entries.
The bungy tower will be the main attraction of the Waitomo Sky Garden, which will be a world-first tourist attraction when completed. It will feature New Zealand’s highest water-touch bungy jump, as well as the tallest and longest dry slide and the tallest timber structure in the country.
The bungy height will be 55m, and the jumper has the option to water touch, or—on less busy days—the jumper will be able to do a ‘roof jump’. This freestyle bungy option gives jumpers the opportunity to ride off on a bike, a skateboard, or any other device they please.
The Giant Slide will also be a significant attraction. It will give visitors the opportunity to descend the tower without having to bungy jump or take the stairs. There is hope that the slide will have moments where it is completely made from glass, allowing people to enjoy the view all around them.
The complex will also offer a sky-high café, viewing platform, heated pools, and a restored wetland area with amenity walkway.
The World Architecture Festival will be held on the 4th-6th of December in Amsterdam this year. Two members of the design team will attend and give a 10-minute presentation about the project, followed by a further 8 minutes of Q&A with the category jury.
Congratulations to the team for this achievement, and we wish you the very best of luck.