Zehnders Splash Park, Frankenmuth, MI

In 2019, the Zehnder’s Splash Village Hotel and Indoor water team decided that the original Splash Park was due for a facelift. The Atrium with its fresh air and bright sunshine had become extremely popular, but the older Splash Park needed repair and renovation due to poor air quality and mold/rot that had formed in the walls.

Over time the walls and roof had decayed such that they needed to be replaced. However the primary glulam/wood structure of the facility was still in good condition and the owners wanted to keep the beautiful wood beams in the space.

OpenAire was tasked with the challenge: Can you add a new roof over an existing waterpark?

The answer as you can see is; YES you can!

The existing rotten roof was ripped off the wood structure and OpenAire was brought in to re-clad the the roof with a corrosion resistant aluminum retractable skylight infilled with polycarbonate and a glass curtain wall.

Now open, this was phase 2 of the OpenAire's continuing work on this top Michigan Travel Destination.


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