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Project Shapeshifter

National Aquarium of New Zealand Expansion Project

Work is progressing with the National Aquarium Redevelopment, which is now known as Project Shapeshifter: Redefining our National Aquarium. 

The full business case was submitted to the Government on 3 December. Read the Detailed Business Case and view the architect’s concept designs.

Further information will be made publicly available as the concept unfolds.

 

What is Project Shapeshifter?

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The expansion of the Aquarium is known as Project Shapeshifter: Redefining our National Aquarium.

This name is emblematic of Māui – the ‘shapeshifter’ and great East Polynesian ancestor-explorer of the Pacific Ocean. Our challenge is to be bold and adventurous like Māui – to be a shapeshifter and game-changer.

Our vision is to create an iconic destination that all New Zealanders will be proud of. A memorable experience that centres Aotearoa New Zealand as the environmental champion for Papatūānuku planet earth and her oceans.

Find out more about Project Shapeshifter.


News

Aquarium announcement great for the region

Aquarium announcement great for the region

Fletcher Tabuteau announces government support towards a detailed business case for a National Aquarium expansion.

31 August 2018

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