Nelson Airport

A gateway to New Zealand

Construction status



$32 Million NZD

Structural Engineers

Dunning Thornton Consultants


Studio Pacific Architecture

nEW Nelson airport Terminal


To a one of a kind Airport.

One that features locally sourced timber throughout, a unique roof and unprecedented seismic resilience.

The Nelson Airport was expertly designed by the Studio Pacific Architects and engineered by Dunning Thornton consulting engineers.

Tectonus units can be seen in the tall columns of the structure. These seismic units were fitted in the base and mid way up the columns - protecting the structure from earthquakes and aftershocks.
(For both in-plane and out of plane movement)