NEW - Faulkner Brown Architects - Construction of The Wave, Coventry
The Wave is a high octane leisure destination, currently under construction in a prime Coventry city centre location. This choice of site was a bold one by the client, and in contrast to previous leisure water facilities in the UK which have typically been located on ‘edge of town’ retail parks. The compact site boundary has led the design team to redefine the water park typology, raising the feature pools 11m above street level to the first ﬂoor. This has presented the opportunity to both enhance the visitor experience by opening up views out over the city’s rooftops, and to establish a commercial presence on the street. The result is an uplifting leisure destination with immediate regenerative potential. This session will explore these, and other critical design decisions in the creation of The Wave.