Designed by Sarah Scott Architects, the latest addition to the long established tourist attraction is a double height structure which took out prizes in the Registered Master Builders Commercial Project Awards. It won both the Tourism and Leisure and Commercial ‘Under $2 million’ categories for Amalgamated Builders Ltd.

A complex Altherm window facade is a key feature of the award winning Sculptillusion Gallery at Puzzling World in Wanaka. The Altherm 40mm seismic window system is used in double height facades at each end of the building. High level strip windows open and close on automatic operators linked to interior temperature.

Design Windows Central Otago, also manufactured a curved overhead window to provide light to a “green wall” that houses ferns and creepers as well as an illusory floating tap. The double glazed skylight has a curved side stretching nearly 9m and is the largest that Design Windows has manufactured. For maximum thermal performance it has low-E glass in both panes, as well as argon gas fill.

The tall facades are tied back to a light steel frame powder coated and aligned to blend in with the Matt Charcoal window system.


  • Altherm Commercial 40mm Window Series
  • Altherm Overhead Glazing Systems
  • Double glazing with low-E glass and argon gas
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