Eden Park Stadium

  • Date
  • 2010
  • Location
  • New Zealand, Auckland
  • Size
  • 9,527 m²
  • Sector
  • Leisure, Sport
  • Structure
  • Steel
  • Application
  • Facades
  • Architect
  • Populous


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 the world. 

Covering an impressive 9,527m2, the Texlon® ETFE façade consists of almost 400 double layer cushions designed to mimic New Zealand’s iconic ferns and the local rock strata – transforming the stadium into a local landmark. 

Vector Foiltec’s offices in New Zealand, Australia, England, Germany and Brazil worked closely with the design team to design, manufacture and install the Texlon® ETFE for this benchmark stadium. Exceeding all expectations, Vector Foiltec’s international team of professionals helped to realise this project for a truly global event within the ambitious programme. 


Main Image: © Julian Apse