Sitting on reclaimed land along the waterfront in central Wellington, New Zealand the Te Raukura (previously known as Te Wharewaka O Poneke) was built in 2011 to serve as an entertainment center for the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Showcasing the rich history of Maori art and culture, the venue includes exhibition and function areas, a café and offices. It also houses carvings, cultural performances and interactive historic displays.
More than 1,100 kg of Kryton’s Krystol Internal Membrane (KIM) was used to waterproof 1,600 cubic metres of concrete in the slab and surrounding concrete landscape. With its location adjacent to the ocean, KIM was the optimal choice for this project where water exposure or ingress is a concern.
The building now hosts conferences and weddings. Read the full case here