Wanaka Helicopter Hangar
ABOUT THE PROJECT
This is an extension development to the Wanaka house that will provide landing and garaging for the clients’ helicopter. Although hangers are generally basic utilitarian structures, the topography of the site, coupled with a desire to ensure the development sat sympathetically within the close proximity to the existing house and the sloping hillside topography, required a significantly higher quality of finish. An access road has been formed from the end of the existing house guest parking area that runs up the hill to the hanger. Here a curved landing platform has been constructed in front of the hanger. The design allows for the helicopter to land on a mobile table that sits on guide rails and is able to be manually pushed and pulled from the hanger housing. Below the hanger and landing areas there is an additional large garage store.
Externally, materials and colours are sympathetic to the existing house and the whole complex will be heavily landscaped to marry in with the existing house.