Todd Energy Aquatic Centre


New Plymouth District Council


New Plymouth

Completion Date


  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Master Planning
  • NZIA Local Architecture Award
Playfulness has been harnessed on a grand scale.

The major renewal and interior re-theming project included an initial phase of Master Planning.

The interior redesign is vibrant, energetic and engaging for all visitors looking to use the pool hall, creche, fitness centre and outdoor pool. Having completed a subsequent stage, the centre also boasts the highest and fasted turbo slide in the country.

Judges Citation : “This is a brilliant resolution for a building with a design past its use-by-date. Playfulness has been harnessed on a grand scale, with light introduced through skylights, and acrylic panels in a way that delights users of the space. The hydroslide has been relocated from a promontory to reinstate the natural beauty of what is a coastal jewel.”