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WATERPARKS


Construction of the world’s larg- est aluminium-domed indoor


waterpark is now underway in Donetsk, Ukraine


WORLD’S LARGEST ALUMINIUM-DOMED WATERPARK UNDER CONSTRUCTION


based OpenAire, will measure 26m (85ft)-high with an 85m (279ft) diameter. It will feature a maintenance-free aluminium truss structure and a retractable design that slides open in a rotating motion, opening up to 50 per cent of the structure to the outdoors. “This structure is the fi rst of its kind anywhere in the world,” says


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Aquacircus. The interactive water play- ground incorporates several structures from the company’s Aquanetics line into a new expanded curvilinear Aquadek. The structure includes a variety of open and tube slides, along with Aquanetics features such as Aquaclunes spray clowns, Aquajetz, interactive Watertoys and Aquatons spray features. The result is an experience that allows children to play with sprays, jets, spinning pelota wheels, pinwheels and rotors. The playground is specifi cally designed


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for use in chlorinated water, fabricated from composite and speciality plastics. The company recently installed its


fi rst Aquacircus project at Beachpark Waterpark in Fortaleza, Brazil – South America’s largest waterpark. Empex cre- ated a 12,000sq ft (1,115sq m) Aquacircus with 170 different water events and spray features installed on a soft, non-slip sur- face. “Young children are a major part of


66 Empex’s award winning Aquacircus at Beachpark Waterpark in Fortaleza, Brazil


the waterpark experience,” says Empex president Wyeth Tracy, explaining the inspiration behind Aquacircus. “The industry needed something new and cutting edge for this young age


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group – something that would com- plement the many events in today’s waterparks and be a hook that would make the kids the driving force for par- ents to the visit the park over and over.”


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quatoria, a 61,000sq ft (5,667sq m) domed waterpark is set to open in Donetsk, Ukraine in early 2012. The free-standing dome, which is being built by Canada-


OpenAire president Mark Albertine. “Our design and engineer- ing team really understood the kind of majestic, awe-inspiring presence the City of Donetsk was looking for. We achieved this ambitious vision with a unique, breathtaking design that promises to become an area landmark.” OpenAire’s projects include the 25,000sq ft (2,300sq m) Waves Indoor Waterpark at Americana Resort Niagara Falls, Canada and Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park & Resort in Indiana, US.


EMPEX WATERTOYS WINS THE 2011 WWA INNOVATION AWARD FOR AQUACIRCUS


mpex Watertoys has won the 2011 WWA Industry Innovation Award for its latest design,


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