OpenAire brings its signature retractable enclosure technologies to new projects in the Middle East

OpenAire is excited to attend the Big 5 Dubai show for the seventh year in a row, this fall beginning November 26. Renowned architects from across the Middle East will be able to see the benefits of letting the fresh air into their designs with OpenAire’s retractable enclosure solutions. 2017 has so far brought several new opportunities for OpenAire to bring its more-than-28 years of architectural innovations to the Middle East. OpenAire has three exciting projects in the United Arab Emirates, including the Sharjah Mall in Sharjah and two other projects; one in Abu Dhabi and the other in Dubai.

OpenAire’s custom solutions let in the open skies in fair and cool weather, but also close to provide shelter and insulation when the weather becomes hot, creating an outdoor style space that guests can enjoy year-round. At Sharjah Shopping Mall, OpenAire is building a truly unique elliptical dome skylight that will bring abundant natural light to the heart of the 30-story complex. The dome skylight measures an impressive 74 meters (243 feet) long by 47 meters (154 feet) wide by 21 meters (69 feet) high. OpenAire’s innovative use of steel nodes and aluminum connecting members will let this huge structure provide unobstructed views of the sky to visitors inside, offering a shopping experience like no other.

Exceptional design features such as those at Sharjah, combined with the company’s track record of partnering with many other renowned developers and its ability to adapt its designs to many shapes and sizes, makes OpenAire the ideal choice for venues of every kind. In locations around the world, shopping malls, restaurants, entertainment centers, aquatic parks, and more have seen increased numbers of guests, decreased energy use, and other advantages after choosing OpenAire structures. Retractable roofs let restaurants use their patio seating no matter what the weather outside, effectively doubling their seating capacity. Aquatic attractions can offer an outdoor swimming atmosphere year-round while also saving up to 27% on energy costs annually due to a reduced need for lighting, air conditioning, and dehumidification systems. Design advantages such as these make it easy to see why OpenAire gives owners significant returns on investment and lowers maintenance costs. It is also the reason why developers and architects around the world are drawn to OpenAire’s solutions.

The retractable enclosure company celebrates record-breaking work on Epic Waters in Grand Prairie, Texas; Kalahari Pocono Mountains; and other successes internationally

The OpenAire team is very excited to showcase their company’s recent accomplishments in year-round retractable enclosures at this year’s International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)’s Attractions Expo in Orlando, FL. OpenAire has created hundreds of highly successful custom enclosures for waterparks, aquatic attractions and many other venues around the world since 1989. At this year’s IAAPA, the company has chosen to highlight several of its recent successful developments and other projects now in progress.

One of OpenAire’s more recent accomplishments is also one of its most notable: the incredible new Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark in Grand Prairie, Texas. Epic Waters covers 80,000 square feet and includes a huge 62,000-square-foot retractable roof enclosure, the largest indoor waterpark under a single custom curved retractable roof in the USA. The soaring enclosure was completed by OpenAire this fall and unveiled to the public at an exciting media event where the Mayor of Grand Prairie opened the curved roof’s 40 operable panels for the first time with the flip of a switch. Participants were amazed as daylight and fresh air flooded the huge space. Beneath the dynamic enclosure, this innovative year-round facility features some of the most exciting waterslides and attractions in the southwestern United States, which can all be kept in ideal sunlit conditions at any time of year thanks to its translucent panels. These are the kinds of quality features that clients have come to expect from OpenAire.

Epic Waters is only one part of the City of Grand Prairie’s ambitious 172-acre Epic Grand Central recreation center, which features innovative indoor and outdoor facilities for people of all ages and abilities. Both Epic Waters and Epic Grand Central have helped the City of Grand Prairie earn the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA)’s 2017 Gold Medal Award for communities demonstrating innovation and forward thinking in parks development. OpenAire is excited to bring this epic project to the public at the park’s grand opening later this year.

One of San Diego’s most iconic parks, The Plunge in Mission Beach’s Belmont Park, is undergoing a 29,330 square-foot transformation. OpenAire is currently building an aluminum-framed retractable enclosure for The Plunge’s indoor swimming pool. The enclosure features a brand-new, 25-foot-wide two-story mezzanine along its 203-foot length, providing an enjoyable place for swimmers to access the pool or relax. This durable, sunlit enclosure will be faithful to the pool’s beloved 91-year-old design while adding a beautiful new architectural solution that will resist corrosion and require very little maintenance for years to come.

Earlier in 2017, OpenAire completed another record-breaking aquatic development in Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania. Kalahari Pocono Mountains Resort and Waterpark returned to OpenAire to create a series of three skylights, two large translucent roofs, three glass clearstories and two high glass walls for a 120,000-square-foot addition to its African-themed waterpark. The new addition was made following the success of the resort’s first 100,000-square-foot expansion in 2015. These renovations brought the waterpark to a total of 220,000 square feet, making it the largest indoor water park in the United States. OpenAire’s retractable enclosures and skylights provide vast areas of the waterpark with natural light. The newly-expanded park opened in the spring of 2017 to tremendous enthusiasm from visitors; the resort has been consistently booked since its opening as guests flock to experience the outdoor-style aquatic space.

2017 also proved to be a year of great growth for local community pools and waterparks across the United States, including the Batesville Community Center and Aquatics Center in Batesville, Arkansas. This year, Batesville opened a 21,000-square-foot double slope retractable enclosure built by OpenAire. The enclosure’s natural lighting and ventilation helped to make the indoor section of the Aquatic Center cost-effective for the town and has dazzled swimmers since its opening.

Innovative work is also underway on many new projects internationally. In Moscow, Russia, OpenAire has now shipped all required materials to begin installing a custom 75,000-square-foot curved-roof retractable skylight for a new indoor Aquapark facility at the iconic Luzhniki Olympic Complex. The aluminum-framed, polycarbonate-paneled enclosure will let visitors from around the world enjoy a naturally-lit aquatic experience year-round. Meanwhile, in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, an OpenAire crew is hard at work installing a unique elliptical dome skylight for the new Sharjah Shopping Mall. The insulated glass dome measures 243 feet long by 154 feet wide and 69 feet high above the rooftop. It is designed in a series of concentric rings to create a vibrant, weightless feeling for those inside. The first ring has now been installed with more soon to be completed. It is an exciting time for these projects and many others around the world.

Since last year, OpenAire has also completed many successful projects for local businesses, including several enclosures for restaurants across the USA and Canada. These are: the second of two 20-foot by 48-foot skylights for the Crooked Cue Restaurant and Pool Hall in Toronto; the Hyatt House Jersey City’s 3,600-square-foot rooftop bar in Jersey City, NJ; a 70-foot by 23-foot skylight for the new Gibson Italia steakhouse at River Point Tower’s fourth-floor rooftop restaurant in Chicago; a 30-foot by 44-foot glass patio enclosure for Kellys Landing in Toronto; a new restaurant property with a 120-foot by 18-foot patio skylight at 3080 Yonge Street in Toronto; and a telescoping rooftop skylight for a historic 4,600-square-foot property at 150 State Street in downtown Boston. Most recently, a new Boston Pizza restaurant in the heart of Downtown Toronto unveiled a 50-foot by 30-foot retractable skylight built by OpenAire this October, the first of its kind in the Boston Pizza franchise.

Two more exciting restaurant developments are now underway as well. In Toronto, hip-hop superstar Drake has confirmed that he will be opening a new restaurant and bar known as Pick 6ix Toronto. The new bar will feature an eye-catching 2,200-square-foot, lean-to retractable patio enclosure from OpenAire. This highly anticipated project is sure to become a hot feature of downtown Toronto’s nightlife. OpenAire was also appointed this year to build a retractable enclosure for a rooftop restaurant at the brand-new 711 Building in Columbus, Ohio’s Short North neighbourhood. This 1,200-square-foot patio enclosure will span across one side of the tower’s ninth story, providing panoramic views of the surrounding area. The restaurant will be the crowning feature to one of Columbus’ most ambitious multi-use tower developments in recent history. OpenAire is proud to continue bringing natural light and open skies to new restaurant clients internationally and looks forward to more successful projects.

These are only some of the innovative retractable enclosure projects that OpenAire is building for amusement attractions, restaurants, and other venues around the world. With a wide variety of successful custom designs and many design advantages, such as year-round operability and energy savings thanks to their abundant natural light and ventilation, OpenAire solutions are the clear choice for attraction owners and organizations looking to expand their business opportunities throughout the year.

The new Gibsons Restaurant Group steakhouse features a vibrant 1,600-square-foot OpenAire operable enclosure overlooking the Chicago River

Chicago’s skyline now features an unmistakable new addition. The ultra-modern River Point, a convex-shaped 52-story skyscraper in the heart of Chicago’s downtown West Loop, is celebrating the end of an ambitious development project. This trendsetting new office tower features state-of-the-art office space, exciting retail locations and amenities, and the brand-new Gibson Italia restaurant from Gibsons Restaurant Group. This unique tri-level restaurant is “a modern steakhouse with authentic Italian influences,” says a Gibsons Group spokesperson. Diners will be able to enjoy a world-class menu while surrounded by spectacular views of the Chicago River, thanks to a custom-designed retractable enclosure designed and built by OpenAire.

"We wanted to create something so our customers could feel like they are a part of the park, the city, and the river. The retractable roof and folding doors allow us to offer our customers unparalleled east-facing views of the Chicago skyline in all seasons and weather," explains Steve Lombardo III, a partner at Gibsons Italia.

Gibsons Italia offers visitors a wide selection of steaks, including Gibsons USDA Prime Angus, Japanese Kobe, and Australian grass-fed beef; as well as pastas, shellfish, seafood, and much more. All will be served under open skies throughout much of the year, thanks to OpenAire’s 1,600-square-foot retractable enclosure glazed with glass to maintain the view even during inclement weather when the roof is closed. Measuring 69 feet long by 23 feet deep, the lean-to enclosure includes three motorized roof bays along the length of the structure, each divided into three panels that telescope up the slope and open almost two-thirds of the dining area to Chicago’s skyline. OpenAire also designed a 12-foot-high front wall with three bi-folding doors that open the steakhouse completely to River Point’s fourth-floor tree-lined terrace, letting visitors step out into a rooftop haven seemingly away from the busy downtown after enjoying a great meal. The enclosure’s aluminum-framed panels can close at the first sign of rain or cold weather while still giving guests a naturally-lit outdoor view.

This modern Italian steakhouse is Gibsons Restaurant Group’s first downtown restaurant opening since 2005. OpenAire worked with River Point’s architects: Pickard Chilton Architects (building), Kendall/Heaton Associates, and Antunovich Associates (restaurant), to ensure the enclosure design would fit seamlessly with both the restaurant’s aesthetic and the rest of the tower’s striking architecture. With its reliably-built components and bold, vibrant atmosphere, Gibsons Restaurant Group’s dynamic rooftop enclosure will offer Chicago visitors and residents an unforgettable destination for years to come.


OpenAire begins construction on a 29,330-square-foot transformation at The Plunge in Belmont Park

With over 91 years of history, one of San Diego’s most iconic parks, The Plunge in Mission Beach’s Belmont Park, is entering a new era with a 29,330 square-foot transformation. OpenAire is now building an aluminum-framed retractable roof enclosure for The Plunge’s indoor swimming pool. The new curved glazed roof enclosure measures 104’ x 204’ in length with glass sidewalls over 39’ high providing a sunlit paradise as an extension of the popular beach.  Opening the 10 large retractable roof panels in conjunction with the two glass overhead doors and motorized pivot windows allows cool ocean breezes to flow right through the building, yet offers indoor comfort with the push of a button should the ocean become angry. The enclosure features a brand-new, 25-foot-wide two-story mezzanine along its 204-foot length, which gives a pleasant place for swimmers to work out or relax while overlooking the pool in one direction and stunning ocean views in the other.

The historic Plunge swimming pool closed for renovations in 2016 after 91 years in operation when it was discovered that the building was in need of extensive repairs due to corrosion of its steel frame. OpenAire’s new freestanding enclosure gives The Plunge an ideal solution to this problem, since its corrosion-resistant materials stand up to the pool’s humid aquatic environment as well as the oceanside air outdoors.

The new enclosure will also connect seamlessly with the new FIT Athletic Club next door, thanks to a flat roof section designed in collaboration with FIT’s architects to let users enjoy easy access between the two facilities. Both OpenAire and the project’s lead developer, Pacifica Enterprises, are taking great care to preserve the Plunge’s distinctive features throughout the renovation. The pool’s floor is being remodeled with tiles faithful to the original design, while the famous Wyland whaling mural will be fully restored for visitors to enjoy. The new enclosure is set to open in the summer of 2018. OpenAire is proud to be restoring this San Diego landmark and looks forward to returning this magnificent treasure to its residents.

Read our related article here:

Testimonials show that waterparks of all sizes benefit from OpenAire structures

Visitors to this year’s World Waterpark Association (WWA) Show will experience the open skies as retractable roof and enclosure specialist OpenAire showcases its greatest innovations from waterpark projects around the world. OpenAire’s cutting-edge operable roof technologies have given hundreds of aquatic facilities the amazing sunshine and fresh air of the outdoors along with the security and year-round reliability of the indoors. Even the record-breaking Epic Waters waterpark, part of Grand Central in Grand Prairie, TX, has already attracted a great deal of positive attention before its scheduled grand opening later this fall thanks to its eye-catching OpenAire retractable roof. OpenAire’s durable, thermally-broken aluminum frames, translucent glazing materials and fully customizable building techniques let waterparks of all sizes enjoy reduced maintenance costs, energy savings of up to 27%, and best of all, ROI as greater numbers of visitors are drawn to their unique locations all year long.

Throughout the WWA Show 2017, visitors will be able to see examples of how OpenAire’s cutting-edge designs are bringing unprecedented success to waterpark operators across many locations and climates. In the snowy mountains of Jay, VT, OpenAire’s expansive 50,000 sq. ft. retractable roof enclosure for Pump House Waterpark completed Jay Peak Resort’s transformation from a seasonal ski chalet to a four-season resort. “We wanted to be able to blend the outside and the inside … and key to that was building a retractable roof,” says JJ Toland, VP Marketing at Jay Peak, “In the summertime, we can peel the roof back and not have people feel that they’re stuck inside.” After opening the new waterpark, single-day passes shot up by 300% in the first year, while lodging reservations at Jay Peak increased by 120%.

Many other locations have earned their visitors’ admiration after choosing OpenAire solutions. “We had an expectation that [with the growth in our waterpark], in year three or four of our proforma we could get to $2 million in day passes,” says John Shelton, VP Sales and Marketing at Zehnder’s Splash Village in Frankenmuth, MI, “We were able to do that in the first year of opening.”  In Pocono Mountains, PA, Kalahari Resort and Convention Center completed a massive second phase expansion to its park with OpenAire after Phase I became a hit with guests. The park covers a total of 200,000 sq. ft. and includes a retractable roof as well as various skylights from OpenAire, bathing many of the park’s aquatic attractions in vibrant natural light. It has attracted solid bookings since opening. WaTiki Indoor Waterpark in Rapid City, SD, had such a large response from tourists when it opened a 20,0000 sq. ft. OpenAire enclosure in 2005 that it returned to the company for 2 more phases of expansion to accommodate demand.

These inviting retractable solutions also bring many operational advantages over traditional structures. OpenAire’s record-setting retractable aluminum dome, covering 61,000 sq. ft., at Aqua Sferra’s Aquapark in Donetsk, Ukraine, has enjoyed many long-term efficiencies. “The maintenance and energy efficiency benefits of the waterpark’s retractable dome have amounted to tremendous overall savings in operating and labour costs, allowing us to prioritize what’s most important: our guests,” says Natalia Shalenko, Managing Director of Aqua Sferra.

OpenAire’s combination of unforgettable, naturally lit architecture, reduced maintenance costs and substantial energy savings has made it the clear choice for many waterparks internationally. At the WWA Show 2017, the OpenAire team will invite many other waterpark owners to make that choice, too, and experience what the sky can add to their designs.


Boston Pizza brings new life to a historic Yonge Street building with a unique 1,300-square-foot retractable skylight, created by OpenAire

After months of dedication and work, Boston Pizza has brought new life to a historic Yonge Street building in Downtown Toronto with a unique new restaurant concept, all topped by a huge retractable roof designed and built by OpenAire. This 1,300-square-foot skylight lets visitors enjoy great casual dining in an open, outdoor-style atmosphere at any time of year. Both Boston Pizza and OpenAire are excited to announce that this new restaurant is now open to the public, offering Boston Pizza’s premium menu choices in the energetic and vibrant atmosphere of Toronto’s streets.

“Boston Pizza’s new urban design concept is scalable and can fit anywhere which makes it very easy for us to customize each and every location,” said Helen Langford, Senior Vice President, Foodservices, Boston Pizza International. “The showpiece of this particular location at Yonge and Gerrard Streets in Toronto is our all-season patio with the OpenAire retractable roof. We are excited to bring patio season to Torontonians and visitors all year long.”

OpenAire’s customized skylight design measures 27 feet by 49 feet and is divided into three telescoping sections that open to let in the natural light and fresh air of sunny days, as well as the beauty of starry nights. The roof closes at the touch of a button at the first sign of cold or inclement weather, yet its large glazed panels still give visitors plenty of natural light. With its bold metropolitan design and prime location in the heart of the downtown core, the uniquely-styled Boston Pizza at 401 Yonge St. is sure to appeal to guests and keep them coming back for more.

Related article:
Boston Pizza extends its urban strategy with second Toronto "Restaurant Of The Future"

About OpenAire
OpenAire has been designing and manufacturing beautiful, high-quality, retractable roof structures and skylights for 28 years. We bring unique designs to life from concept to installation, transforming buildings into sunlit spaces that customers love. Headquartered in Oakville, Ontario, OpenAire is approaching 1,000 projects throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East. Some of our projects include unique and inviting restaurant skylights and enclosures, such as the Rooftop Bar at the Refinery Hotel in New York NY (which achieved the #1 ranking in the 10Best Readers’ Choice Award for Best Hotel Rooftop Bar 2015); the Crooked Cue Pool Hall and Pub in Toronto ON; Gusto 101 in Toronto ON; the WaTiki Brown Rock Restaurant in Rapid City SD; LOCAL Public Eatery in Toronto ON; The Beer Garden at Ballpark Village in St. Louis MO; Goose Island’s Beer Bridge at Fourth Street Live in Lexington KY; Restoration Hardware’s “RH Gallery” courtyard in Chicago IL; and Pizza Express in Jersey Isle UK. More restaurants projects are currently under construction, including: the Hyatt House rooftop lounge in Jersey City NJ; MOXY in Washington D.C; Barcelona Tavern in Toronto ON; and Kellys Landing in Toronto ON. To learn more about OpenAire Inc., visit and follow us on Twitter. For more details on this project, please e-mail


Members of our OpenAire team were thrilled to give the City of Grand Prairie and the surrounding Dallas-Fort Worth area a sneak peek of the massive new retractable roof covering Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark in action on Tuesday, October 3. Many media representatives gathered inside Epic Waters’ huge 62,000-square-foot enclosure, surrounded by a wide variety of one-of-a-kind water slides and other thrilling attractions from WhiteWater West that will soon be open to the public, to see the record-breaking structure let in the outdoor air after months of development. Nancy Patterson, Business Development and Design at OpenAie, joined with Rick Coleman, Sr., Vice President at American Resort Management; Steve Brinkel, VP of Parks and Recreation Division at WhiteWater West; and Rick Herold, Director of Parks, Arts and Recreation Department at Grand Prairie; to watch as Grand Prairie Mayor Ron Jensen pulled the enclosure’s large control switch and, for the first time, opened Epic Waters’ 32 curved roof panels to the sky above. Participants were amazed as daylight and fresh air flooded the huge space.

Experience this sneak peek for yourself in this drone video. NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth also gave thousands of viewers a front-row look at the event with their exciting coverage.

Epic Waters will open to the public later in 2017, and will cover a total of 80,000 square feet, including an 18,000-square-foot outdoor section. The 62,000-square-foot indoor section will set a record for the largest indoor waterpark under a single custom curved retractable roof in the United States. It will also be one of the first attractions to open in the Epic Grand Central’s huge 172-acre indoor/outdoor recreation complex. Thanks to its translucent operable roof panels, Epic Waters will be able to operate year-round, giving guests the perfect aquatic conditions whatever the weather outside. This major unveiling event is sure to be only the first of many epic experiences at Epic Waters and Epic Grand Central.

Learn more about this innovative project’s development in our media release.

Other related media coverage:
News clip from Grand Prairie TV
Grand Prairie is about to take recreation to epic levels by Dallas Innovates

Grand Prairie is About to Take Recreation to ‘Epic’ Levels

One of the grandest attractions in Grand Prairie, Texas has reached another milestone in its construction. Retractable enclosure developer OpenAire has finished installing the 40 retractable roof panels on the custom-built Epic Waters waterpark enclosure and is now completing the final sections of the unique structure. Epic Waters will cover 80,000 square feet and include a 62,000-square-foot indoor waterpark, which will be a key feature of Grand Prairie’s Grand Central park complex. The waterpark has reached two milestones in its construction so far in 2017 with the completion of the enclosure’s aluminum rafters in January and the 83-foot-high cupola in February. When it opens later this year, Epic Waters will hold the record for the largest indoor waterpark under a single custom curved retractable roof in the USA. The enormous retractable roof panels open and close at the touch of a button to let in the sun and fresh air for guests year-round, giving them a truly epic aquatic experience.

Epic Waters is part of the larger 172-acre Epic Grand Central recreation center development, which recently helped the City of Grand Prairie to earn the National Recreation and Parks Association’s (NRPA) prestigious 2017 Gold Medal Award. This award recognizes communities that have demonstrated great innovation and forward thinking in park development. Additionally, The Epic Grand Central and other park developments have earned the Grand Prairie Parks and Recreation Department the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) certification for excellence in operation and service.

Today, Grand Prairie officials including Mayor Ron Jensen joins representatives of American Resource Management (ARM), OpenAire, Whitewater West, and other project team members to celebrate the incredible progress that has been made on the enclosure, and to open the massive roof’s 40 panels in a spectacular demonstration. Guests will be able to see some of the waterpark’s many exciting attractions that are now under construction inside the structure.

Epic Waters will feature some of the most amazing water slides and attractions in the southwest, including the first Boomerango and Constrictor combination waterslide, the tallest AquaLoop slide of its kind in the nation, and a two-person aqua sphere, all in an inviting sunlit atmosphere created by OpenAire’s dynamic enclosure. The roof’s operable polycarbonate-paneled sliders are designed to allow them to close at the first sign of rain or cold to maintain ideal conditions inside. With great progress being made so far and more great features yet to come, Epic Waters is going to live up to its name when it opens to the public.

Venues around the world have been thrilled by OpenAire’s retractable roof and enclosure designs since 1989. In 28 years, OpenAire’s team of experts has completed nearly 1,000 unique retractable roof enclosures and operable skylights for venues of every size and kind internationally, including many groundbreaking designs across Europe. From Russia to warm and sunny Gibraltar, OpenAire has provided many commercial enterprises, resorts and even some private residences with beautiful retractable enclosures that suit their location and climate perfectly.

OpenAire works closely with every client from the start, providing them with the flexibility to make their visions a reality. Many clients across Europe have seen increased business and excellent reviews after building an OpenAire solution. Some notable OpenAire designs include: Aqua Sferra’s record-breaking 5,667 m2 (60,999 sq. ft.) free-standing aluminum dome housing its indoor Aquapark; a vibrant 119 m2 (1,210 sq. ft.) double-slope skylight for Warner Leisure Hotels’ Cricket St. Thomas luxury country house in Somerset, UK; two brilliant top-down sloped skylights measuring 337.5 m2 (3,608 sq. ft.) and 330 m2 (3,528 sq. ft.) at Schwedt AquariUM’s family swimming center; a scenic double-slope enclosure with an attractive gazebo end for a family pool at Avaranche Farm, Jersey, UK; a double-sloped 1,760 m2 (19,292 sq. ft.) retractable enclosure at Tropicana Resort in Stadthagen, Germany, which provides the family-friendly waterpark with a year-round tropical atmosphere; plus many inviting operable skylights and enclosures custom-made for private residences in Germany, the United Kingdom, Denmark and many other countries.

OpenAire creates spaces via glazed roofs that retract to let in outdoor sunshine and breezes during fair weather, while closing at the first sign of precipitation or unfavorable weather to create the ideal atmosphere any time of year. The company’s signature aluminum frames combined with a choice of high quality glazing materials (including glass, polycarbonate, and ETFE) require very little maintenance and provide vibrant, outdoor views even when closed. In aquatic attractions and pools, OpenAire enclosures can also save up to 27% on energy costs (compared to traditional structures) by decreasing the use of air conditioning, lighting and ventilation. With hundreds of satisfied customers, awe-inspiring original architecture and unprecedented versatility, OpenAire is proving to be Europe’s ideal choice for retractable structure solutions of every kind.

To learn more, please contact Michael Hofmann at our European office for a free consultation: +49 (0) 2572-8405809 or email

For the German version of this article, click here.

In Veranstaltungsorten auf der ganzen Welt ist man seit 1989 von verfahrbaren Dach- und Anlagen-Konstruktionen von OpenAire begeistert. In den vergangenen 28 Jahren hat das Expertenteam von OpenAire auf internationaler Ebene fast 1.000 einzigartige verfahrbare Überdachungen und bedienbare Oberlichter für Veranstaltungsorte aller Größen und Formate fertiggestellt. Dazu gehören auch viele bahnbrechende Konstruktionen in ganz Europa - von Russland bis hin zum sonnigen und warmen Gibraltar errichtete OpenAire wunderschöne verfahrbare Überdachungen für viele Unternehmen und Privat-Residenzen, die perfekt zu Klima und Lage passen.

OpenAire arbeitet von Anfang eng mit allen Kunden zusammen und bietet Ihnen die nötige Flexibilität, um Ihre Visionen zu verwirklichen. Nach dem Aufbau einer OpenAire-Lösung registrieren viele Kunden in ganz Europa ein erhöhtes Geschäftsaufkommen sowie überdurchschnittlich gute bis sehr gute Kundenresonanz.

Einige bemerkenswerte, von OpenAire realisierte Projekte:
Aqua Sferra’s rekordverdächtige, 5.667 m2große, (60.999 sq. ft.) freistehende Kuppel aus Aluminium im überdachtem Aquapark;
Ein lebendiges, 119 m2großes (1.210 sq. ft.) Oberlicht mit doppelter Neigung für Warner Leisure Hotels’ Cricket St. Thomas Luxus Country House in Somerset, Großbritannien;
Zwei brilliante, von oben nach unten geneigte Oberlichter von 337,5 m2(3.608 sq. ft.) und 330 m2(3.528 sq. ft.) in Schwedt AquariUM’s Familien-Schwimmzentrum;
Eine malerische und landschaftlich reizvolle Überdachung und Umschließung mit doppelter Neigung sowie einem attraktiven Gartenpavillion für einen Swimmingpool der Avaranche Farm, Jersey, Großbritannien;
Eine verfahrbare Überbauung mit doppelter Neigung von 1.760 m2(19.292 sq. ft.) in Tropicana Resort in Stadthagen, Deutschland, die den familienfreundlichen Wasserpark ganzjährig mit einer tropischen Atmosphäre erleben lässt;
Weitere bedienbare Oberlichter und maßgeschneiderte Überdachungen und Umschließungen wurden konzipiert und realisiert für private Residenzen in Deutschland, Großbritannien und Dänemark sowie vielen anderen Ländern.

OpenAire entwickelt Räume mit verglasten Dächern, die verfahrbar sind und somit bei schönem Wetter die Sonne und Wind hautnah erleben lassen und sich bei den ersten Anzeichen von Niederschlag oder schlechtem Wetter schließen lassen, um Kunden und Gästen bei jedem Wetter zu jeder Jahreszeit die ideale Atmosphäre zu bieten. Die unternehmens-spezifischen Aluminium-Rahmenkonstruktionen,

kombiniert mit einer Auswahl an hochwertigen Verglasungsmaterialien (einschließlich Glas, Polycarbonat und ETFE), erfordern ein Minimum an Wartung und garantieren auch im geschlossenen Zustand eine lebendige Aussicht. In Wasser- und Erlebnisparks als auch Pools können Überdachungen von OpenAire dazu beitragen, bis zu 27% der Energiekosten zu sparen (verglichen mit herkömmlichen Strukturen); der Einsatz von Klimaanlagen, Beleuchtung und Lüftung kann deutlich reduziert werden.

Mit hunderten zufriedenen Kunden, einer atemberaubenden Exclusiv-Architektur und einer beispiellosen Flexibilität und Vielseitigkeit erweist sich OpenAire als idealer Partner für einziehbare und verfahrbare Konstruktionen aller Art.

Für weitere Informationen und eine kostenlose Beratung kontaktieren Sie bitte unsere europäische Niederlassung: Michael Hofmann, +49 (0)2572-8405809 oder E-Mail an