Cape Codder's New Waterpark Enclosure designed and built byOpenAire Lets Cape Codder Resort & Spa Offer Aquatic Fun All Year -
Massachusetts hotel and resort opens indoor waterpark with 12,240 square-foot retractable-skylight created by OpenAire
After years of serving Massachusetts as a highly popular family vacation getaway, the Cape Codder Resort and Spa in Hyannis, MA, is proud to unveil a brand new indoor waterpark with a 12,240 square-foot retractable skylight from OpenAire that will offer aquatic fun all year. The 30,000 square-foot Cape Codder Water Park will feature two body slides, a 300-foot lazy river with waterfalls and rapids, a spray deck for children, and a water-play area for toddlers, all with a year-round outdoor atmosphere thanks to an elegant double-sloped retractable skylight designed and installed by OpenAire.
Cape Codder had featured a popular indoor wave pool, 50- and 80-foot water slides and a 24-person whirlpool for years, but as the resort attracted more guests, these attractions struggled to keep up with demand. The owners of Cape Codder envisioned a warm, open-concept expansion to the park that would change it from a small-scale attraction to an unforgettable destination that is usable year round.
OpenAire stepped forward, partnering with Rescom Architectural Inc., and East Coast Commercial to make this vision a reality. The result of our work is a pristine double-sloped skylight with vertical glass ends.
Measuring 85 feet by 144 feet long, this skylight features ten bays, eight of which include a retractable panel on each slope, plus rafter extensions that offer an extra 5 feet of opening space per panel. These panels open and close at the touch of a button, allowing fresh Atlantic breezes and sunshine to stream in during the summer, yet also offering well-insulated, naturally-lit shelter during cold or inclement weather. This new and improved waterpark will let guests at the family-owned resort swim and slide in the Cape Cod sun in any season.
“We are excited to be part of this innovative renovation,” says Mark Albertine, President and CEO of OpenAire, “Our team is dedicated to bringing the best solutions to every project and working creatively with partners, and the new enclosure at Cape Codder reflects this attitude. Our new design compliments the park’s exciting attractions excellently.”
Aside from being an attractive, dynamic space for the park, the skylight offers many functional benefits, including a reduced need for lighting and ventilation, as well as much lower operating costs. The structure's glazed paneling and aluminum frame are fully corrosion-proof, resisting chlorine from the pools and moist salt air from the Atlantic coast with no maintenance required.
This adds up to an energy savings of nearly 27% compared to conventional structures. It's a winning design solution that is sure to modernize Cape Codder Resort and Spa's business and create a beautiful, functional landmark in the Cape Cod area for years to come.
See the Cape Codder's New Waterpark Enclosure video near completion at: https://www.instagram.com/p/BEq71ycF9WI/