Swatch Beach ’00
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Swatch Beach ’00

November 21, 2014
The Sydney 2000 Olympics “Swatch Beach” is a floating pavilion designed to incorporate its own man-made surfing machine, the Wave Loch Flowrider®. Located in Sydney’s bustling Darling Harbor, the Beach’s Flowrider creates a perfect wave for crossover exhibition surfers from around the world, who ride along with Swatch’s ProTeam and members of the general public. After queuing and moving through an entry gate, 250 spectators and VIP visitors can gather to watch and share in the surfing spectacle and then exit through the on shore Swatch retail establishment. The pavilion design celebrates and explores the cutting edge of sport potential with its luminous architecture and amazing surfing technology.

Location / year

Sydney, Australia / 2000

Project Type



Peter Pfau, FAIA, LEED AP
Robert Grace Architecture - S2f


Pfau Long Architecture with Robert Grace Architecture - S2f

Principals in Charge

Peter Pfau, FAIA, LEED AP

Square Footage

1,400 GSF

Photographic Credits

Pfau Long Architecture with Robert Grace Architecture - S2f

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