August 2, 2016
Two Martin Aquatic Projects Take Home 2016 Dream Designs Awards
For the third straight year, Aquatics International magazine has recognized two Martin Aquatic projects through its prestigious Dream Designs awards.
Aquatics International magazine recently released its July/August issue, naming the top projects in pools, water parks and other aquatic features as its Dream Designs, which included two pools from Martin Aquatic Design & Engineering (Martin Aquatic). This marks the third consecutive year that Martin Aquatic has won the publication’s honor.
Highlighted on the magazine’s cover was the top Dream Designs winner, the Martin Aquatic-designed Woodforest’s Forest Island, a pool amenity for the residents in the master-planned community of Woodforest in Montgomery, Texas. Martin Aquatic was proud to work alongside the project’s landscape architect, TBG Partners, in making one pool that could serve the community’s multi-generational residents and provide distinct areas for wading and playing, splashing and relaxing. The pool area featured two waterslides, a large sun shelf, a shallow toddler area with slide, and a floating log walk and basketball area.
A second Martin Aquatic-designed project received a mention from the magazine with its fun retro design: the pool at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort. As a nod to the hotel pools of the 50’s and 60’s, this pool includes a zero entry, a water slide, and multiple stepped entry areas. The centerpiece of the pool area is an iconic waterfall structure that mirrors the look and feel of old diving board towers but actually serves as the end of the water slide, giving riders one last deluge before dropping them into the pool. This hotel on the property of Universal Orlando Resort offers families an affordable vacation destination with all the amenities of a high-end resort.
For more on Martin Aquatic’s two Dream Designs winners, check out the project pages for Woodforest Amenity Center and Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort. To read the feature story on Forest Island, visit the Aquatics International website.