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The Aqualith Project (pre-conceptfase)

Introduction


International venues for adventure – be they theme parks or adventure parks – rank ever higher in the offer portfolio of successful tourism regions.

Many destinations have already responded to people‘s changed leisure philosophies and offer their guests regional adventure worlds that appeal to children as well as grownups and exert a “beacon function” for an entire region.


Authentic concepts with regional relevance are the secret of success
Authenticity is nowadays more in demand than cheap attractiveness aimed at
the masses.

The basis for a successful world of adventure is created with a comprehensive analysis of location and expectations. What is important is that the adventure projects are tuned to the country, place and region concerned.


The Aqualith
adventure park

The International Aqualith adventure park picks up the trend of multi-optional demand behaviour of tourists and offers a weather-independent alternative for tourism in each country in Europe.

Offers from the areas

“Sports & Adventure”

“Events * Exhibitions”

“Experience & Family”

“Gastronomy & Shopping”

“Wellness & Enjoyment”

and “Entertainment & Events”

are to be compounded into an optimal mix and directed at a variegated target group.

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Basics

The further development of the “International Aqualith concept“ area, in each european country, is at the basis here. For the regional planning of het Aqualith Park project, this presents an important development area.

The Aqualith International leisure concept is valid in principle, and is now being complemented with a medium to long term strategy based on a workshop with relevant actors and numerous experts‘ discussions.

The “Aqualith Park” area

According to this strategy, the entire “ Aqualith Park“ area including the parking lot is to come within the perimeter “ESP“ [centre of development] for leisure and tourism.

The structuring of the future Aqualith Park area is to get priority in being pushed ahead. Exploitations in the fields of leisure, sport, culture and education, which contribute to the new definition of the area as to styling and content, are to be welcomed.

Also the feasibility of a rail and bus service point at the new Aqualith Park site location is to be investigated.

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Altered 

The submitted alteration to the building licence is based on the project for a hotel with events hall, and was geared to it. Constructional adaptations within the individual theme sectors are possible on a small scale.

Freedom for variations in utilisation exists in particular in the extant built-up structures.

Current status of the planning

The Townscape and Landscaping Committee] rejected the first application for amendment. For the hotel a “mini-competition” was staged, whose result has been included into the planning.

In the local construction planning committee (CPC) the supplement must been taken up for consideration, after which the amendment will again be passed on to the cantonal authorities for approval.

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Upshot

On the basis of the “hotel with events hall“ concept, minor additions are possible. The “Aqualith Water Park“ [Water Park] project is also realisable within the currently pending amendment. 

Time schedule

The petition to each country will take place at the year of 2021. The duration of the alteration as planned, is around half a year.

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Experts Committee Review

Architecture / innovation

Aqualith sets new standards in the field of commercial exploitation of water parks and event structures. High-class design and innovative spatial concepts make Aqualith to an internationally appreciated icon.

Authenticity / local integration

An up-to-date interpretation of these theme categories is reflected in the concretisation of architecture and portfolio.

The Aqualith connects local and regional anchoring – not contradicting the architecture but issuing from it.

Sustainability / ecology

Aqualith is exemplary in terns of sustainability and maximum environmental awareness. Through innovative utilisation and solution strategies, interdependences are optimised and defined anew.

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