Walibi Belgium’s Aqualibi waterpark is about to go through a major transformation that will see the facility expand to a total of 7,000sq.m.
A thorough refurbishment will see an atmospheric update as well as the addition of a children’s waterplay area.
The makeover was designed by Jora Vision in cooperation with Compagnie des Alpes.
Jora Vision previously worked on Walibi Belgium additions including Pulsar, the world’s first powered Splash Coaster, and Psyke Underground, a redressing of a classic Shuttle Coaster.
Aiming to enhance the overall experience, Jora Vision proposed a Caribbean theme. Colourful facades, eye-catching props and much additional greenery will turn the park into a tropical paradise.
“We wanted people to feel relaxed and welcome”, says Vincent Jansen, head designer on the project. “We designed a Caribbean town made up of different buildings which look improvised, well-worn and sun-bleached.
“Furniture is intentionally multi-coloured and mismatched. This gives guests a sense of place, and makes the space feel more intimate.”
In the middle of the pool, an existing rock formation was redressed. “This centrepiece is visible throughout the pool area, but lacks something exciting. In our concept, a fishing boat has stranded on top of it during a storm. This should function as a fun, memorable visual anchor.”
Besides Aqualibi, the Walibi Belgium theme park is also set to be enhanced as part of a €100m improvements plan, which will see refurbishments and new attractions.
By the end of this process, 75 per cent of the park will have been altered. The transformation of Aqualibi started in September and will be completed Spring 2018.