OpenAire’s newest international project will soon open in the Republic of Georgia. OpenAire has designed, manufactured and installed a spectacular retractable roof enclosure to cover an Olympic-size rooftop swimming pool, aptly named “Skypool, ” which will be a key part of Batumi Plaza, an ultra-luxurious landmark development opening in the coastal city of Batumi.
Designed by renowned Georgian architect Zakaria Kurdiani, Batumi Plaza is a massive six-storey facility with a high-end shopping mall, a multiplex cinema, restaurants, offices, conference facilities, and a 53-room, 5-star hotel. Topping it all off is Skypool, a showpiece swimming facility with a retractable enclosure that opens up 45%, offering swimmers sunlight, fresh air, and incredible views of the picturesque Black Sea.
The enclosure measures 117’ (34m) x 199’ (60.5m), and is 26’ (8m) tall at its highest point. It features glazed gable ends, one with operable folding doors, and bi-parting roof panels that open in good weather to let in sunshine and fresh air, and close on cold or rainy days to provide natural light in a protected environment.
“Batumi Plaza chose us for our expertise with aquatic applications, and for our extensive international experience with projects across North America, Europe, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East, ” says Mark Albertine, President, OpenAire. “We have the expertise to bring any vision to life, no matter what the region. And we’re versatile – we can work in any climate, and to all international building codes. Our team of design experts, engineers and project managers work directly with our client’s team to ensure visions are realized, and quality and satisfaction exceed their expectations.”
The dramatic Skypool enclosure complements the building as a whole, and offers users the best of all worlds; natural light every day, fresh air when it’s warm out, protection from the elements when it’s not – and the ultra-luxurious look and feel that international buyers and developers are increasingly demanding.
OpenAire has been designing and manufacturing beautiful, high-quality retractable roof enclosures and skylights for over 20 years. Their projects include the LEED Gold Certified Salinas Aquatic Center in Salinas, California, Big Splash Adventure Island in French Lick, Indiana, the Palms Casino & Resort in Las Vegas, the YMCA in Woodruff, Connecticut, the Bahia Bocholt in Germany – and the world’s largest indoor waterpark with a retractable aluminum dome in Ukraine. By combining your unique vision with OpenAire’s expertise, incredible venues are a reality.