The Museum of Oceanic Art in Bora Bora is to display a private collection of Oceanic Artifacts and collections from throughout the Pacific and to have supporting commercial boutiques, cafes, restaurants and an aquarium that will be housed in a sustainably designed series of buildings.

The aesthetic is a modern interpretation of the Papua New Guinean ‘Men’s House’, a tall ceremonial building having a strong presence and grandeur. The site sits below Mt Pahia and acts as a solid backdrop. The form is also inspired by the natural cooling effect developed through the ‘venturii effect’ as a result of this uniquely shaped ‘A-frame’ building.


The site and building is set up directly opposite the wharf and the main visitor gateway to the heart of Vaitape. The site opens up into a welcoming courtyard with a supporting ‘active’ frontage to the museum and facilities, with passive cooling and shading techniques used within the design.

Pacific Environments is committed to architectural design excellence, creating inspiring 'fit for purpose' built environment solutions for our clients. 


Sustainability, lifestyle and the creation of enduring investment value is core to our design philosophy.

  • Grey Facebook Icon
  • Grey LinkedIn Icon
  • Grey Houzz Icon
  • Grey Instagram Icon
  • Grey Pinterest Icon

09 308 0070  |

     c  Pacific Environments NZ Ltd