WetnWild H2Oasis Splash Pad Shade
Location: Gold Coast, QLD
Completion Date: December 2021
Size: 4 Shade Structures - 780 sqm
Fabric: PVC Mesh - Serge Ferrari FV381 & PVC - Mehler FR700
Client: Badge Construction/Village Roadshow Theme Parks
Photography: © Alberto Del Arco
The WetnWild H2Oasis is an aquatic play zone – the newest attraction at the Gold Coast Themepark.. The family-friendly splash zone stretches across 870sqm, creating an immersive waterplay experience with fountains, movable water cannons and things that go SPLASH! Protecting fun-seekers from the harsh Queensland sun is a series of unique and exciting PVC shade structures, built to blend in with the splash zone’s Ocean Wonderland theme.
WetnWild’s new state-of-the-art Slide and Splash Precinct includes Australia’s highest slide tower with three mega waterslides and the new H2Oasis Splash Pad, an aquatic play zone for all ages and abilities.
WetnWild H2Oasis is a unique ocean-themed water wonderland filled with towering jellyfish, seahorses, palm trees and conceptualised sea grass and coral. The tropical splash zone stretches across 870sqm, creating an immersive waterplay experience with fountains, movable water cannons and things that go SPLASH!
The client requested an array of seating and shade options surrounding the Slide and Splash precinct, covering picnic facilities, queuing areas and the splash zone to protect park visitors safe from the Queensland sunshine.
The brief called for some unique shade canopies that were themed to enhance the WetnWild H2Oasis design and transform the space.
The splash pad stretches across 870sqm and features an array of fountains, showers and things that go SPLASH!
Keeping park visitors safe from the Queensland sunshine are 4 bespoke shade structures.
1 – A 270sqm Manta Ray shaped cantilever shade structure – PVC Mesh.
2 & 3 – Wave-like shade canopies surrounding the splash pad – PVC (waterproof).
4 – A series of centre-pillar overlapping shade canopies – PVC Mesh.
Utilising two different PVC membranes at the WetnWild H2Oasis serves to optimise shading in specific zones, enabling sunlight to permeate through select areas.
For the seating spaces and waterslide queueing canopies, solid PVC is employed to ensure maximum thermal and solar protection for guests spending longer durations on one place.
Under the expansive wings of the colossal manta ray in the lively central adventure zone, a PVC Mesh is used for to provide shading. While not entirely blocking out sunlight, this supplementary shade element is instrumental in safeguarding visitors playing in the many exciting water features.
The H2Oasis is the perfect summer hangout for all ages with plenty of seating and shade areas surrounding the precinct, keeping park visitors safe from the Queensland sunshine.
The Village Roadshow Theme Parks and WetnWild Gold Coast opened the new H20asis precinct including the slide complex comprising of Super Ripper, Double Barrel and KaBoom to the public in December 2021.
The client was very happy with the result:
“This opening, throughout preceding weeks of adverse conditions, could not have been achieved by Badge Constructions without the dedicated support, drive, commitment and application from the fantastic team of Designers, Contractors and Suppliers on this project. We thank each and every one of you including all your staff, theirs and your families, and all others who made personal sacrifices in order for this to be achieved.”
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