The Royal Marine Aquapark dome is the creation of Oakville-based OpenAire, which specializes in totally unique structures that incorporate retractable roofing systems.
OpenAire has created retractable roofing enclosures for water parks, hotels, community centres and other commercial applications.
“At 26m / 86’ high and 85m / 278’ in diameter, it’s the largest free-standing aluminum dome structure in the world,” says OpenAire president Mark Albertine, “And the unique retractable design makes it the first park of its kind. There is simply nothing else like it.”
The waterpark has been planned as a steel/polycarbonate structure (polycarbonate Sheets and System provided by Koscon Industrial S.A.) with an idea of a retractable roof.
People don’t want to be inside on a beautiful day; opening the roof instantly transforms it into an outdoor facility, giving users the best of both worlds. Plus, opening it up to outside air helps reduce dehumidification costs for water facilities.
“It will be a gorgeous, light-filled space that takes advantage of the outdoors whenever possible,” says Deborah Baker, OpenAire COO. “Families will love being able to get a break from the cold in winter – and feel the sun on their faces in the warmer months.”