The Project: Create a controlled environment beside the main pool for professional photos to be taken of visitors with the dolphins.

Client Wanted: Poolside area protected from rain and sun for the photographer to take photos of a large number of photographs of visitors with the dolphins in a short space of time. Client wanted quality photographs with visitors feeling relaxed and not squinting from sun or rain in their eyes.

Our Solution: Construction of the ‘kissing hut’ with overhead cover and a lead in corral access. Care was needed at all times to keep working at the structure around the complex remaining open and not be distracted by the dolphins coming over to be nosey.

The Result: Pleasant conditions for all waiting their turn and great captured moments for visitors to take home.

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Dolphin Marine Magic’s new ‘Kissing Hut’ has been a fantastic addition to the park. The shade and shelter it provides to both our guests, staff and animals has been a welcome relief this very hot and dry summer and on the days that it does rain our guests and team stay dry.  The quality of workmanship is outstanding; the materials stipulated by the design team were sourced and built by Houston Construction in a professional and sympathetic manner to suit the area. The project had quite a few adjustments we asked for; nothing was a problem for Dave and his team. They worked around our business needs including no noise when our shows were on or building materials left as trip hazards. Thank you, we love our ‘Kissing Hut’.

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