The 900-million-baht (S$35.5 million) Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Jungle is Asia's first "water jungle".
It is being developed by Proud Real Estate Co to serve tourist demand.
The facilities, interior and landscaping are designed to be functional but kind to the environment.
The roof is designed as a three-dimensional organic shape, creating a natural brand mark for the project. The iconic structure will be illuminated at night and will be visually prominent when viewed from Phetchkasem Road.
With synergy with nature in mind, the design is inspired by, and surrounded by, dense tropical forests.
A grey water management system and micro-irrigation system have been installed to recapture and recycle water to ensure the tropical sanctuary flourishes all-year round, creating an exotic tropical experience in a beach resort town.
A49, the architect, said the refreshingly cool, modern design is reflected in all areas including the shops, restaurants, cafes, lounges and event spaces.
The project's customised experience will ensure unique and amazing journeys, visits and revisits for all ages.
The project occupies 20 rai of a 35-rai site.
The remaining 15 rai will be developed as a 400-room, four-star hotel and condominium. The hotel and condo are scheduled to be completed in 2016 and 2017.
The grand opening of the water jungle is planned for December.
Who is behind it
Developer: Proud Real Estate
Ride and equipment supplier: WhiteWater West Industries
Architecture and engineering design: A49 Group
Landscape design: Belt Collins International (Thailand)
Construction: Sino-Thai Engineering and Construction