OpenAire has begun construction of the new 100,000 sf Island Waterpark at The Showboat Resort Atlantic City.

OAKVILLE, ON – March 2022 – OpenAire is pleased to share that Tower Investments Inc, a leading developer of retail, entertainment, mixed use, residential and commercial properties, founded by Bart Blatstein, who is also the owner of Showboat Resort, broke ground in January on a new $100 million indoor water park in Atlantic City.

The 100,000-square-foot park will be called the Island Waterpark and is going to be located at the Showboat Resort Atlantic City. The waterpark is expected to open to the public in 2023.

The retractable roof enclosure by OpenAire will open to the adjacent boardwalk and how everything from an exclusive adults lounge to a zip line and suspended coaster over the largest waterpark in the region. The over 550ft long building will include a variety of adult and kid friendly zones plus large sliding doors that open to the boardwalk.

The Waterpark will include:

atlantic city waterpark featuredOpenAire is pleased to share that the waterpark will sit adjacent to the Showboat Resort and the entirely aluminum enclosure will be able to resist the corrosive effects of both the waterpark and the beachfront ocean air. The operable roof will ensure that the park can be open every day year round.
OpenAire has been designing and building retractable roof enclosures for waterparks for over 30 years. The aluminum structures are maintenance free, corrosion resistant and are naturally ventilated reducing energy consumption and life cycle costs for the waterpark.

The Island Waterpark is the newest part of an ongoing commitment to creating Atlantic City’s first year-round family resort, following the recent opening of the Lucky Snake Arcade at Showboat Resort. The Lucky Snake is an 85,000 sf arcade, featuring more than 300 games, a sports bar, a boxing ring, e-sports gaming, live entertainment stages, and a speakeasy that pays tribute to the town’s history and involvement in prohibition. The newest attraction this Spring to this fabulous arcade is indoor go-carts which will make this the largest arcade on the East Coast.

atlantic city waterpark slideThe Island Waterpark will ensure that the Showboat Resort continues its evolution into THE family friendly resort destination in Atlantic City. The beachfront location and bright space full of new and exciting water attractions and water sports will become a target destination for family fun in the region. The benefit of the fabulous location and assortment of activities is sure to please crowds of all sizes and ages.

About OpenAire

OpenAire has been designing and manufacturing beautiful, high-quality, environmentally conscious retractable roof structures and skylights for over 30 years. We bring unique visions to life from initial design to installation, transforming buildings into sunlit spaces customers love. Headquartered in Oakville, Ontario, OpenAire is approaching 1,200 projects throughout North America, Europe, and the Middle East. Some of our projects include multiple cruise liners in Royal Caribbean’s new Quantum series of ships; the Rooftop Bar at the Refinery Hotel in New York, NY; Restoration Hardware’s “RH Gallery” in Chicago, IL; Gibson Italia restaurant on the Chicago River at the River Point Tower; Fort Lewis College Observatory for the Geosciences, Physics and Engineering Hall in Durango, CO; Epic Waters Waterpark, Grand Prairie, Texas; Kalahari Resort & Waterpark in Pocono Mountains, PA (the largest waterpark under one roof in the USA); Tropicana Waterpark in Stadthagen, Germany; Jay Peak Ski Resort’s Pump House Indoor Waterpark in Jay, VT; the Palms Casino & Resort in Las Vegas, NV. To learn more about OpenAire Inc.’s projects and capabilities, visit and follow us on Twitter. For more details on this project, please e-mail

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March 21, 2022 - OpenAire is thrilled to Partner with SOSH Architects in the renovation of the rooftop at Resorts Casino Hotel. The upper level pool deck is being transformed with a new glass retractable roofs enclosure, new, luxury furniture, TVs and a bar. The newly updated Rooftop deck will be the latest sin a series of renovations to the hotel and is expected to open in early summer 2022.

Guests will be thrilled with the new open enclosure and glass walls - giving them an incredible view of the adjacent boardwalk and waterfront from this gorgeous upgraded hotel amenity.

Resorts Casino Hotel was constructed in 1978 and is managed by Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment Property.

Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment took over the management of Resorts Casino Hotel in 2012. The venue sits on 21 acres and offers 942 guest rooms and suites in two hotel towers, an 80,000 square foot casino, two theatres and 10 restaurants. Guests can also enjoy shopping, spa and health club facilities.

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Opening in 2022, OpenAire is pleased to be partnering with the designers at SOSH Architects on the new beer garden called The Yard, located at Bally’s Atlantic City.

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The Yard will be a 60ft wide and 85ft long retractable roof enclosure sitting within the U shaped courtyard of the hotel. The new beer garden will feature operable walls on all sides and a retractable roof that opens in 10 moving sections. Adding a retractable roof enclosure that opens and closes at the push of a button will mean that no matter the weather or time of year, The Yard will be a destination that can’t be missed.

The venue is inspired by Philadelphia and New York-style beer halls, Bally’s executives said. Once finished, The Yard will be over 10,000 square feet, with more than 5,000 square feet of new construction.

“The modern industrial design and open-air space captures beautiful views from every angle in a park-like setting and designed to guarantee outstanding acoustics for live entertainment all year long. The Yard is a game-changer and an unmatched experience and must-see attraction for all guests visiting Atlantic City,” said Paul Juliano, senior vice president of operations at Bally’s Corporation.

The retractable roof enclosure with its glass walls and translucent roof will ensure that the view from inside the hotel and from the boardwalk to the Casino is unhindered. The open airy space, will certainly be a highlight of the massive renovation underway a the hotel.

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OAKVILLE, Ontario – November 16, 2020 - OpenAire, the leading builder of retractable roof solutions, is thrilled to announce that on December 08, 2020 our first Retractable Roofs: A Sustainable Solution will be launched via a Webinar at 2pm EST hosted by Nancy Patterson, our Director of Design & Business Development. Upon completion of the live webinar, the course will be available 24/7 via the Architectural Record Continuing Education Library until the end of 2021. Architects will earn 1 AIA - LU - HSW Credit when they take the course!


OpenAire has spent many years extolling the health benefits of adding fresh air, daylight and natural ventilation to any location. A solution which can be added to an existing or a new space, but which has its roots in aquatic venues. Now, with eh onsite of Covid-19, its become critical to share our knowledge of the benefits for owners and designers. Energy savings, health, revenue opportunities and more. This is no longer an optional consideration, for many its a life line. As such it was the right time to put in writing what we know and share that with architects around the globe.

OpenAire has a global portfolio of over 1000 projects that range from retractable roofs over waterparks, to shopping malls, to restaurants, clubs, hotels, resorts, spas, to municipal and leisure centres, to private clubs, YMCAs, and prestige residences.

Our over thirty years of experience and vast portfolio of the design, engineering, fabrication, and installation of retractable roofs and operable walls has secured our position as forward thinking industry leaders, who work with architects to make their creative visions a reality. With the complexity faced by all businesses, in all industries this year, it was the right time to launch a course.

"We have been working with architects on design solutions for healthy, fresh ventilated spaces for years, but the challenges that came to the forefront amidst the 2020 pandemic, has meant we are working with many existing client owners to help them educate their local health departments about the benefits of "turning off" a building mechanically and letting Mother Nature do her thing. Suddenly spaces that open up to let nature in aren’t extras or add-ons, these buildings are critical for businesses to survive." said Director, Nancy Patterson.

The health and safety benefits of retractable roof solutions has become pronounced in recent months as the Covid-19 pandemic has spread around the world. The large volume of air that a retractable roof can bring into any space, provides a simple natural ventilation system that can help alleviate the challenges of virus transmission and can help make occupants feel comfortable and confident in the spaces we all design and create.

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"Air flow in massive volumes turns buildings into natural chimneys. Many of our clients have been able to be open (albeit at limited capacity per local guidelines) and operate as "outdoor" facilities throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Even with reduced guest capacities, it has meant there is income for these businesses throughout this complicated time. It has been wonderful to see some of our clients able to succeed in this otherwise chaotic year!" says OpenAire CEO, Mark Albertine.

While this is an especially critical solution for any type of aquatic venue; due to the corrosion and poor air quality from chloramines, the fact is that a large volume of fresh air can be added to any space where people gather, making those spaces useable year round, brightly lit, appealing to occupants and best of all cost efficient and environmentally sustainable.

Upon Completion of the course students will be able to:

The course will be worth one (1) AIA Continuing Education Learning Unit (1 AIA CE LU-HSW) which is easily transferable to Canadian Provincial Associations and other international Associations per association guidelines.

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About OpenAire

OpenAire has been designing and manufacturing beautiful, high-quality, retractable roof structures and skylights for 31 years. We bring unique designs to life from concept to installation, transforming buildings into sunlit spaces that customers love. Headquartered in Oakville, Ontario, OpenAire has over 1,000 projects throughout North America, Europe, and the Middle East.

Some of our projects include unique and inviting commercial / entertainment and aquatic skylights and enclosures, such as the Rooftop Bar at the Refinery Hotel in New York NY (which achieved the #1 ranking in the 10 Best Readers’ Choice Award for Best Hotel Rooftop Bar 2015); the Rooftop XP at Hyatt House in Jersey City NJ; Ballpark Village in St. Louis MO; Restoration Hardware’s “RH Gallery” courtyard in Chicago IL; and Pizza Express in Jersey Isle UK.

Aquatic venues include; Zehnders Splash Village Waterpark in Frankenmuth MI and Epic Waters Waterpark in Grand Prairie TX; the award winning Plunge at FIT – Belmont Park in San Diego CA; Kalahari Resorts Waterpark, Poconos PA; Water Palace at Luzhniki Olympic Park, Moscow Russia.

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logoIN PARTNERSHIP WITH SCX Special Projects

OpenAire, the world’s leading retractable roof specialists and kinetic engineering firm SCX Special Projects, have partnered to create solutions that will transform outdoor areas into flexible, attractive and innovative spaces.

COVID-19 has hit the entertainment and leisure sectors hard. Indoor venue capacities will remain reduced for a while to come and consumer confidence in busy public places will be slow to recover.

People will seek out safer public-private places to meet and venues with natural ventilation, daylight, and smart design will be in demand.

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OpenAire and SCX Special Projects combine their skills to create covered areas that transform from stylish indoor spaces to airy outdoor venues. Elements such as retractable roofs, skylights, and bi-folding doors will blend with industry-leading control and automation to deliver a moving structure that opens and closes at the push of a button.

Attractive outdoor spaces have always been a valuable asset, but now they can play a significant role in the sector's recovery. Bars, restaurants, hotels, and clubs with existing outdoor spaces have an opportunity to create an attractive, differentiated, and socially-distanced venue.

Previously under-utilized outdoor areas can be made into lucrative multi-use venues, giving customers the confidence to visit, while offering new flexibility in layout and usage.

Wael Atassi, Commercial Director at OpenAire adds:

“We have created retractable roofs on all scales – from small private residences to hotels and restaurants, to huge shopping malls and waterparks. The aim is always the same: to create an indoor space that can quickly transform into an attractive open-air venue.”

Danny Pickard, Projects Director at SCX Special Projects says:

“People usually turn to SCX Special Projects to solve significant mechanical handling projects. However, our expertise translates to all kinds of moving structures, of all sizes, and especially those that need to move in public spaces where safety is a primary concern.”

OpenAire, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, has designed and built thousands of retractable roofs around the globe. It has led the market in developing advanced glass and metal structures that bring the outdoors into indoor spaces.

Award-winning SCX Special Projects, based in Sheffield, United Kingdom, has gained global recognition for its works on large-scale moving structures. Its work includes the iconic concertina roofs at Wimbledon and the world’s first dividing retractable soccer stadium at Tottenham Hotspur.

The two businesses first crossed paths in 2018 on a retractable roof project in the Middle East. Together, they bring more than 60 years of experience to the partnership, which aims to give outdoor spaces a new lease of life in a post-COVID-19 world.

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OAKVILLE, Ontario – April 8, 2019 – The $30-billion health and fitness industry in America has been growing by 3 to 4% annually for the last ten years. And, it shows no signs of slowing down, according to the IHRSA (International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association). In a Forbes interview, Crunch Franchise CEO, Ben Midgley, said that 20% of American adults have a fitness club membership and that number can easily double in the next 10 to 15 years.

One challenge health and fitness club owners and managers face is growing their memberships. While marketing and new equipment can bring in new members, the most sustainable way to increase club membership and, therefore, revenue is to make smart improvements to your club.

"Retractable roof structures give you the ability to open your facility up during warm weather and provide views to the outdoors. People have a deep need to go back to nature and what better way to do this than in a temperature-controlled environment with a translucent, retractable roof," says Mark Albertine, the President, and CEO of the retractable roof system designer and installer, OpenAire.

Thousands of retractable roof projects across the globe are currently underway, many of which were YMCAs, municipal recreation centers, and other health and sports facilities.

"These clubs have been able to increase their memberships thanks to being able to offer year-round pool days, improved air quality, and a better experience for members. We predict that retractable roofs will become the status quo for the industry-leading health and fitness clubs in the future,” says Albertine.

A Case Study

The Ontario Racquet Club (ORC) has long been renowned for its outstanding indoor and outdoor sports facilities in the Greater Toronto Area. They wanted to expand their facilities to include a new aquatic center as well as exceed their members greatest expectations with their facility improvements.

OpenAire designed and installed a curved motorized retractable roof enclosure over the ORC’s new aquatic center, which boasts a 25-meter-long Junior Olympic pool, a brand-new patio, a small children’s splash pad, a BBQ pit, extensive lounge area, and a beautiful waterfall feature.

The new center with its retractable roof system allows everyone to enjoy ORC’s aquatic programs all-year-around. It was an instant sensation with members, resulting in a 20% increase in membership at the club.

The company’s retractable roof enclosures are all designed with energy-efficiency in mind. This means that despite the obvious aesthetic factor, they also offer up to 27% savings on energy costs, a perfect pool-temperature of 83 degrees Fahrenheit (28 °C) in any weather and guaranteed all-year-around use.

"The health and fitness industry is huge. Those who want to stand out above their competitors and increase their membership will find that a retractable roof can do just the job," concludes Albertine.

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 10 Best 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 Boston Pizza in Toronto ON, Kelly’s Landing in Toronto ON; Barcelona Tavern in Toronto ON; and MOXY in Washington D.C.

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OpenAire and Epic Water Team Win Award

OpenAire, (along with the entire Epic Waters Waterpark Team) was awarded the prestigious Leading Edge Award by the World Waterpark Association on October 24, 2018, for work done earlier in the year on the Epic Waters Waterpark project for the city of Grand Prairie, Texas. The award is given to organizations exhibiting creativity in the water attraction industry who have developed new concepts, products or services to the benefit of park members, their customers and the water attractions industry. The entire team at OpenAire is thrilled to have been recognized for their contribution - a gigantic retractable roof design.

"We’re honoured to have been included amongst such quality co-nominees," said Dave Bolwerk, US VP, who joined the Epic Waters team to receive the award on behalf of OpenAire. "The Epic Waters Waterpark project was a huge undertaking. From consultations with the city of Grand Prairie on their vision to define the concept through to the end implementation, the project was massive. OpenAire was brought in to create a unique retractable roof system for the park. The end result is nothing short of spectacular.">

OpenAire designed, manufactured and built a 62,000 sq ft retractable roof system combining the best of both indoor and outdoor worlds for Epic Waters. The innovative design of the retractable roof uses translucent polycarbonate panels, allowing a perfect balance of light and scenery even when the roof is closed. When open, waterpark patrons enjoy natural sunlight and fresh air on warm days with the ability to close the roof at the touch of a button anytime inclement weather threatens. The final product holds the USA record for the Largest Indoor Waterpark under a Single Retractable Roof.

For years to come, Epic Waters will be a fun-filled destination for adventure-seekers in Grand Prairie and with its unique retractable roof system, a truly well-named “epic” achievement for OpenAire.

OpenAire completes a uniquely designed retractable skylight for the new Barcelona Tavern’s all-season outdoor patio in Toronto

Toronto’s inviting Liberty Village neighborhood is now home to delicious Mediterranean cuisine in a relaxed, inviting space at the new Barcelona Tavern, featuring a uniquely designed OpenAire enclosure with a retractable roof. The beautiful, dynamic structure lets Barcelona Tavern offer outdoor patio seating in all seasons and leave guests inspired.

Barcelona Tavern’s 32-foot-long by 33-foot-deep, sloped patio roof design is divided into two sections, one of which telescopes neatly under the other, providing diners with an outdoor space that feels almost “roofless.” The patio’s two 13’ high corner sidewalls, one 33’ long and the other 39’ long, open along their entire lengths with expansive bi-folding windows that fold out to let in abundant fresh air. Even when closed, the enclosure’s transparent, aluminum-framed glass panels offer open views of the skies, while the large open-concept sidewalls will provide a great vantage point to see what this vibrant downtown community has to offer.

"We are very happy to bring another unique retractable concept to a growing area like Liberty Village, not to mention helping a successful restaurant like Barcelona Tavern grow its business in this city," said Mark Albertine, President and CEO of OpenAire. "We worked with the project’s architects, IBI Group and Greystone Design Group Inc., to create a solution that fits the spirit of Barcelona Tavern and its neighborhood excellently."

This restaurant is Barcelona Tavern’s second location. Its original location in Calgary has become a highly popular and excellently-reviewed staple of the city’s international cuisine market. This prime new Toronto location, combined with OpenAire’s adaptable and durable skylight, is sure to help the newly expanded restaurant become more successful than ever. The skylight allows Barcelona Tavern to use its all-season outdoor patio seating in any weather and at any time of year, making full use of its dining space at all times. This year-round usability and low maintenance costs from the structure’s high-quality materials are sure to bring exceptional business opportunities and ROI for Barcelona Tavern in the years to come.

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Owners of Sixty Vines new uptown location in Dallas will have a one-of-a-kind 1,400 sq. ft. retractable roof greenhouse from OpenAire

The prestigious Crescent complex in Uptown Dallas is about to get a new year-round patio enclosure for wine lovers to enjoy any time of the year. Sixty Vines, is a wine-centric restaurant established in Plano, Texas, and has now opened a new location in the heart of Uptown Dallas. Sixty Vines Uptown is a 9,430 square foot restaurant with 1,150 patio and a unique 1,400 square-foot outdoor greenhouse seating area, featuring a retractable roof designed and built by OpenAire. This dynamic enclosure will be the perfect outdoor-style place for groups, parties or wine happy hours, no matter what the weather.

OpenAire’s double-sloped enclosure is now under construction and will measure 62 ft. by 23 ft., providing ample seating and party space. The aluminum-framed, glass-panelled roof features 3 bays of motorized, operable roof panels on either side of the slope that will open and close at the touch of a button. The 8-foot-high side walls will also feature five pairs of swing doors, each approximately 3 feet wide by 8 feet high, which together with the roof panels will create a truly outdoor atmosphere full of fresh air. Imagine enjoying a great meal with a fantastic glass of wine under a vibrant greenhouse skylight filled with fresh air and surrounded by a beautiful garden any time of year.

Sixty Vines quickly became a favorite for its innovative approach to serving wine on tap with a menu featuring wine country cuisine. The open kitchen delights every sense with a way of cooking that celebrates seasonal produce, infused olive oils, sustainable seafood, locally raised beef and poultry, artisanal pizzas, charcuterie and rusting breads – all served with a perfectly paired glass of wine. From the ability to serve each glass at the perfect temperature to the promise that the last glass will taste just as fresh as the first, wine on tap is redefining how wine is served.

Just like Sixty Vines creates the perfect pouring conditions for their wines with the temperature-controlled tap system, OpenAire’s exclusive retractable enclosure system will create the ideal outdoor lighting and temperatures for guests to enjoy their favorite wines at any time of year. The operable panels will provide a sunlit, outdoor space on fair days, and also allow the greenhouse to keep operating in rainy or cold weather. In effect, Sixty Vines Uptown will be able to creating unique year-round dining from OpenAire’s custom design, just like hundreds of other restaurants worldwide have found since OpenAire’s first project. OpenAire is proud to bring these advantages to Sixty Vines and looks forward to the amazing experiences that the bar will bring to the Crescent’s vibrant neighborhood in Dallas.

Restaurants, hotels, bars, and other commercial venues around the world have been thrilled with the customized retractable roof and skylight solutions provided by OpenAire. Gusto 101 in Toronto, for example, has seen an 85% increase in revenue since they turned their second-floor outdoor patio into a year-round indoor/outdoor space with an OpenAire telescoping roof and operable walls. The Crooked Cue Pub and Pool Hall, also located in Toronto, has enjoyed tremendous growth in visitors and a 200% increase in summer revenue over previous years. In 2015, the family-owned pub hired OpenAire to cut a hole in the roof of their 45-year-old pool hall and literally let the sunshine in with a 20 ft. by 48 ft. retractable skylight over the second-floor location. The Crooked Cue had such success with their first renovation that in 2016, they added another identical retractable skylight over the other half of the same pub. These are only two examples of the ways OpenAire retractable roofs continue to bring impressive growth to restaurants around the globe.

OpenAire retractable roofs and skylights bring many additional benefits to restaurant owners compared to traditional outdoor patios or other renovation concepts. No matter what the weather outside, OpenAire roofs offer an inviting, outdoor-style experience to diners. Perhaps best of all, an OpenAire skylight lets restaurants keep their patio seating open year-round, effectively doubling their capacity during winter or colder months.

OpenAire has completed a variety of new customized retractable roofs and skylights for restaurants around North America in 2016 and 2017. These retractable roof designs have continued OpenAire’s tradition of creating durable, unique environments that match specifications of the restaurant owners, developers, and architects and are used to attract many new visitors from far and wide.

Here is a look at the restaurants whose businesses are being transformed by OpenAire roofs and skylights.

The Crooked Cue – Toronto, ON: This 20 ft. x 48 ft. glass skylight was installed over half of the pub’s upper level in the summer of 2016. Another, identical skylight had been installed in 2015 with great success. Both skylights slide completely off the openings onto the adjacent flat roofs creating unobstructed views year-round.

Barcelona Tavern – Toronto, ON: The Barcelona Tavern is enclosed in a 1,000-sq.-ft. glass enclosure measuring more than 1,000 square feet from OpenAire. The new enclosure divides into two telescoping sections, with the smaller sliding under the larger to open along with its fully retractable sidewalls.

Boston Pizza – Toronto, ON: This new Boston Pizza restaurant in downtown Toronto features an operable aluminum-framed skylight almost 50 ft. long and 30 ft. wide developed by OpenAire, which slides open in three telescoping sections. This skylight is the first of its kind in any Boston Pizza location.

Gibsons Italia at River Point – Chicago, IL: The new Gibsons Italia steakhouse at River Point Tower’s rooftop restaurant in downtown Chicago features a single-slope lean-to enclosure measuring approximately 70 ft. long by 23 ft. deep. The enclosure’s 12’ high front wall includes three 20’ x 10’ high bi-folding doors which completely opens the front wall to unobstructed views of the Chicago River.

Hyatt House – Jersey City, NJ: The newly renovated 13-storey Hyatt House Jersey City hotel features a rooftop bar and lounge with a 3,600 sq. ft. double-slope telescoping enclosure from OpenAire, whose bi-folding doors give a seamless transition between the indoor enclosure and the outdoor terrace, providing unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline outside.

Kellys Landing – Toronto, ON: Kellys Landing is the first location in the Landing Group of restaurants to feature a single-slope roof, measuring 30 ft. x 44 ft., divided into three telescoping bays along the slope. The bottom two panels retract under the top fixed glass panel, uncovering the patio to the skies above and creating a truly unique outdoor-style dining experience in the middle of downtown Toronto.

The MOXY Hotel – Washington, D.C.: OpenAire’s team has designed and built a 20-ft. x 42-ft. restaurant and rooftop bar enclosure with two 11-foot-long bi-parting roof panels on the penthouse mezzanine (fourteenth floor) of this brand-new hotel.

Pick 6ix – Toronto, ON: Pick 6ix is a new restaurant and bar created by hip-hop superstar Drake, featuring a 2,100-square-foot OpenAire enclosure with five retracting roof panels, each measuring 12’ by 12’. The 9’-8” high front wall includes five drop-down windows that create an open patio environment for guests to enjoy throughout the year.

Sixty Vines Uptown – Dallas, TX: Sixty Vines, a trendsetting wine bar, will soon open their second location in Dallas. Sixty Vines Uptown will feature a unique 1,400 square-foot outdoor greenhouse with a 62 ft. by 23 ft. retractable roof from OpenAire. The enclosure will feature 3 bays of motorized, operable roof panels to create the ideal outdoor conditions at any time of year.

150 State Street – Boston, MA: An historic 4,600-square-foot property in downtown Boston will soon feature a new rooftop indoor/outdoor patio enclosed by an OpenAire double-slope telescoping skylight.

3080 Yonge and Lawrence – Toronto, ON: This new property at 3080 Yonge Street includes a vibrant restaurant terrace featuring a 120’ x 18’ single-slope retractable skylight from OpenAire. The enclosure will be able to operate either as a single unit or as two separate sections for greater flexibility in operations.

711 Building – Columbus, OH: This brand-new rooftop restaurant features a 1,200-square-foot retractable glass patio enclosure atop the ninth floor of the new 711 Building in Columbus’ Short North neighborhood when it is completed in 2018.

These projects are only a small example of OpenAire’s retractable design portfolio. Dozens of other customized, fully-functional operable enclosures of all scales and sizes have been built for restaurant owners throughout North America and Europe, with more soon underway. No matter where your business is located, our design team is able to create unique structures for rooftops, patios, courtyards, entertainment centers, sports bars, and even wineries and breweries. Contact us today to find out how you can add the sky to your design!