The world’s largest aluminium-domed waterpark will soon dominate the city skyline in Donetsk, Ukraine.
Scheduled to open in August 2011, the dome over the Royal Marine Aquapark – a joint venture between the city of Donetsk and a consortium of private sector investors – is being built by Canadian firm OpenAire.
The 26m high, 85m wide dome will replace developers’ original plan to have a steel/polycarbonate structure with a fixed dome.
"The developers loved the idea of a retractable roof," said OpenAire president, Mark Albertine. "To them, it opened the park up to a whole new world of possibility."