The Landing


Respond Architects


Lake Hayes


In Design

In collaboration between DCD and Respond Architecture, this Design and Build project was inspired by the local Kia. The building’s form, texture, and colours are inspired by a native kea landing on schist rock typical of the local landscape.. The design of ‘The Landing’ is based on ultra-high performance, expansive views, ease of living, and a commitment to remain connected to nature. The structure rises proudly from the ground, its expansive wing-like roof sheltering its occupants underneath. 

The ground floor provides warm, cave-like spaces where occupants feel comfortable and secure, connected closely to the earth. The upper floor, covered by its protective kea wing, is a light and airy space, centrally parted by the solid body of the structure. With unobstructed, panoramic views of the Wakatipu Basin, this iconic, sculptural masterpiece will be sheltered and secluded on almost 4,500 sqm overlooking picturesque Lake Hayes below.

Dedicated to the highest standards of quality and service.
Our clients appreciate not only the quality of their new home but also the value of our care, craft and commitment throughout the entire process.