Stadium and arena designs have changed over the last 15 years. No matter the location around the world there are commonalities in overall design results, and they are the comfort and experience of the individuals in these stadiums. Each new stadium brings more advanced technology and more efficiencies than the last. Large stadiums are no […]

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Coastlands Aquatic Centre in Paraparaumu, New Zealand boasts an elegant double-curved Texlon® ETFE clad roof supported by a delicate timber lattice structure, creating a light and airy space for swimming pool visitors to enjoy.   Winning the 2014 NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards, Coastlands Aquatic Centre is both elegant and eco-efficient. The transparent Texlon® […]


Singapore National Stadium is an excellent showcase of Vector Foiltec’s turnkey design & build approach. Spanning 312m, it is the largest free spanning dome in the world. The central opening section consists of two parts, each covering an area of almost 10,000m2. As the roof moves around the surface of the dome, from closed to […]

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Sentosa is Singapore`s premier island resort getaway. It is a one-stop tourist destination which offers a unique blend of leisure and recreational facilities, including family attractions, sea sports, golf courses and hotels. The Sentosa Integrated Resort is a unique attraction and world class resort, offering the whole family a memorable leisure experience through an enthralling […]

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The Texlon® ETFE roof on the Fisht Olympic Stadium creates a stunning skyline that is reflective and sympathetic of the surrounding landscape. The stadium, which was used to stage the 2014 Winter Olympics’ opening, closing and the medal ceremonies throughout the games required a technology that was elegant, sustainable and durable. Populous originally considered a […]

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Vector Foiltec is changing the face of sport and stadia design. The world’s first permanently covered stadium with a natural turf pitch, Forsyth Barr is the most advanced stadium in the world. Commissioned for the 2011 Rugby World Cup the stadium offers unprecedented comfort to over 30,000 spectators and players without compromising the sport. Two […]

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Eden Park Stadium underwent a major redevelopment for the 2011 Rugby World Cup. It was selected to host the inaugural game of the tournament as well as two quarter finals, two semi-finals, the Bronze final and the Grand Final. This was the biggest sporting event in the country’s history and was watched by millions around […]

Texlon® ETFE cladding with bespoke printing technology

The new roof of the San Mamés football stadium forms several layers of foil within an aluminium frame to create an inflated panel that retains its shape with compressed air. Vector-Foiltec was contracted to undertake the detail design, manufacture and installation of the Texlon® ETFE cladding cushions to the stadium roof. It was absolutely critical […]

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Architectural Design & Research of HIT and Nadel & Hwa Associates selected Texlon® ETFE as the cladding for this complex elliptic form of this stadium. Texlon® ETFE has an exceptionally long life span and is low maintenance as it self-cleanses under the action of rain, making it an ideal option for large projects such as […]

Nationales Schwimmzentrum (Water Cube), Peking

The National Aquatics Centre designed by CSCEC International Design and Australian Architects, Peddle Thorp Walker, in conjunction with Arup Engineers is located in the heart of Beijing. The diving, swimming and synchronized swimming events for the 2008 Olympic GamesTM were held here.   The 4,000 Texlon® ETFE “bubbles” façade is known locally as the Water […]