Controlled Climate

The lightweight Texlon® ETFE panels that drape elegantly over the glulam secondary support structure create the best controlled climate for indoor waterpark fun all year round. Visitors to the new Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark at Camelback Resort are in for a unique experience. Texlon® ETFE was selected as the perfect technology for this project. It fulfilled the creative ideas envisioned by the client, as well as the high structural and thermal requirements for an enclosed water park located in the mountains. This indoor waterpark is one of the largest in the Northeast, and is also one of the most innovative.

Optimal Solar Control

The Texlon® ETFE cladding incorporates a special frit that allows generous light transmission into the building, while maintaining optimal solar control and perfectly controlled climate all year round.  It gives water park goers the feeling they are outdoors. In addition to solar control, the high amount of light transmission being transferred into the building, allows for a reduction in artificial lighting requirements.

Lightweight with Versatility

This building highlights the versatility of the Texlon® ETFE technology that is often associated with large projects, such as the Baku Olympic stadium. Vector Foiltec addressed design, foil engineering, fabrication and construction of the translucent Texlon® ETFE enclosure covering 5100 m². We used BIM and 3D modelling to make the supporting structures required to contain the Texlon® ETFE cushions as light as possible. Despite relatively high snow and water loads present on the site, Vector Foiltec’s skillful engineering enabled optimization of design to alleviate ponding issues. The substantial savings in structure tonnage achieved during this design process resulted in cost savings and environmental benefits.

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Information

Date 2015
Location Tannersville, PA, USA
Sector Aquatic
Size 5,045 m²
Structure Steel and Glulam
Type Roof
Architects ADCI

Expert Contact

Mark Nolan
Pre-Construction Manager US
Visitors enjoying the controlled climate in the wave pool.
Visitors enjoying the controlled climate in the wave pool.

Colored lights can be added to the lightweight roof system
Colored lights can be added to the lightweight roof system.
Relax in the controlled climate under the ETFE roof
Relax in the controlled climate under the ETFE roof.
Swimmers are soaking up the sun under the Texlon ETFE roof.
Swimmers are soaking up the sun under the Texlon ETFE roof .

Images: Aquatic Development Group (ADG)

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