Creating a waterpark is about making a happy and safe environment, where fun is genuine and visitors of all ages never get bored. Through creative design and new technologies projects offer bespoke experience to the visitors.
Hungarian architecture studio BORD has won first prize in the architectural competition for the reconstruction of an old spa in Debrecen, the second most populated city in Hungary. The city leaders wished to have a new popular waterpark that can be accessible for all age groups. They also emphasised the importance of the natural surroundings, the spa’s connection to the city and its importance as a local landmark.
The architectural concept focuses on the life-giving aspect of water and the breathtaking forest environment. Water and flora appear on both horizontal and vertical surfaces of the spa: water in the pools, lawn, water curtains, waterfalls, plant-covered walls.
Located in the protected forest area, the project carefully followed the original planting. The trees of the site wrap around the lawn of the waterpark, where the elements of the spa appear like pieces of a mosaic. In the center, there is a rectangular shape of water interspersed with green areas inspired by the surrounding forest. The sculpture-like, spectacular main unit places water and the forest environment into a completely new dimension providing a wonderful selection of the natural beauties of Nagyerdő to the visitors.
The spa’s main entrance is located on the recently completed Nagyerdő promenade. The long, single-storey entrance, situated on the property line, connects the new pedestrian walkway and the waterpark like a bridge. The entrance building houses the changing rooms, restrooms, stores, and a colorful food court. The long, flat volume of the building settles in the landscape, while the curvy shape of its green roof resembles a wave.
The first thing the visitors notice upon entering the waterpark is the central visual feature of the waterpark, a 196m x 26m floor-place size, 12m high cuboid. This unit is open on all sides and includes a 4-meter-deep swimming pool, an adventure pool with a 400-meter-long slide, a water cave, a teaching pool, a hot water pool, a relaxation zone, a sunbathing terrace, and bars.
The kids’ water theme park was inspired by the animation “Treasure Planet” with its pirate boat sailing in between the stars. There are different pools for different age groups of children: kids’ pool, baby pool, spray park, as well as a wave pool.
A team of Iranian designers including Ilia Attarpour, Dadbeh Mohebbi Gilani, Ramtin Taherian, Nashid Nabian and Behzad Khorram have envisioned a water theme park that doubles as a cryptocurrency mining tower. The project was created for an entry to the 2019 eVolo skyscraper competition and conceived as an alternative solution to bypass the strict U.S sanctions on Iran.
The design team has imagined a 560 metres high tower located on top of the Abbas Abbad hill in Tehran, Iran. Glazed façades leave the structure of the building somewhat exposed, allowing spectators to see the flumes and swimming pools that make up the leisure park. Hidden underneath this infrastructure, there is a hi-tech facility that is intended to mine crypto-currencies all year long.
Thrill Waterpark at the heart of the getaway on Royal Caribbean International cruise line’s private island in the Bahamas features a series of record-breaking attractions. Among them are two immense towers with 13 waterslides, the tallest slide in North America, and the Caribbean’s largest wave pool.
A colorfully clad tower forms the centerpiece to the park’s design. Characterized by its skeletal infrastructure, a series of irregularly placed slats expose interconnecting pipes that support multiple platforms where several other slides unwind. A smaller tower in a similar style features six multi-rider slides. A helium filled structure designed to mimic a hot air balloon floats above the park offering the highest vantage point in the Bahamas for the visitors to enjoy breathtaking views of the surroundings.