Coastlands Aquatic Centre

  • Date
  • 2012
  • Location
  • New Zealand, Wellington
  • Size
  • 1,835 m²
  • Sector
  • Swimming, Sport
  • Structure
  • Wood
  • Application
  • Roof
  • Architect
  • ASC Architects

    Roof Design: LHT Design



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® ETFE foil is just 1% of the weight of glass, but transmits more light, is a better insulator and costs 24% to 70% less to install. The light-weight property allows more freedom in structure design and choice of materials, enabling the design of this award-winning timber structure.

The material is unique in that it is fully recyclable, self-cleansing and does not degrade under ultra-violet light. Texlon® ETFE is the only ETFE system in the world with an EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) affording simplification of sustainable energy credits in accordance with BREEAM, DNGB and LEED. Coastlands Aquatic Centre has been awarded a prestigious Green Ribbon Award in recognition of its commitment to reducing carbon emission such as a 26% energy reduction achieved through better management practices and the use of new technology.