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OpenAire: World’s largest retractable aluminum-dome waterpark under construction in Ukraine


Construction of the biggest aluminum-domed indoor waterpark is now underway in Donetsk, Ukraine, paving the way for an exciting new entertainment venue that’s unlike anything Europe has seen before. The 61, 000ft²  / 5, 667m² Aquatoria, slated to become the largest retractable aluminum-domed indoor waterpark in the world, is being built by Canadian company OpenAire, Inc., the world’s premier designer, manufacturer and installer of beautiful, innovative and energy efficient retractable roof enclosures and operable skylights.

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Scheduled to open in early 2012, the waterpark is already being hailed as a game-changer for the Donetsk region, which is one of four cities co-hosting Euro 2012. The Aquatoria promises to increase tourism and growth in this traditionally industrial area, creating a unique, appealing destination for locals and international visitors alike.

The free-standing dome, made with OpenAire’s exclusive, maintenance-free aluminum truss structure, will be 26m / 86’ high with a diameter of 85m / 278’, and will feature a unique retractable design that slides open in a smooth rotating motion, opening up to 50% of the structure to sunlight and fresh air.

“This structure truly is the first of its kind anywhere in the world, ” says Mark Albertine, President, OpenAire. “Our design and engineering team really understood the kind of majestic, awe-inspiring presence the City of Donetsk was looking for, and achieved this ambitious vision with a completely unique, breathtaking design that promises to become an area landmark.”

Want to stay abreast of the Aquatoria under construction? To keep track of what’s happening with the build to date, and see the unique retractable structure in action, visit OpenAire’s website and click on the “Be part of the build” link.


Mark Albertine, President
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About OpenAire

OpenAire has been designing and manufacturing beautiful, high-quality, environmentally conscious retractable roof enclosures and skylights for over 20 years. Their commercial projects include the Americana Indoor Water Park in Niagara Falls, Canada, Big Splash Island in French Lick, Indiana, and the Palms Casino & Resort in Las Vegas. By combining your unique vision with OpenAire’s expertise, incredible venues are a reality.


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