Characterised by the fluid and lifted edges, the landscaped greenery and the pools all respond to a gradually growing gradient. “The landscaped building is made of three elements: white marble, vegetation and water, creating a land-liquid geology. The interior is conceived as a filter which links two landscapes: the exterior, the desert and the sea, and the interior, an artificial cave”, state the architects.
The unique design form has been shaped by a combination of the country’s three natural, geographical formations: the Darvaza flaming crater (door to hell), the Kkarakum Desert, and the Kowata underground lake. Based within an artificial bay, the flaming crater has influenced the circular nature of the building, the desert dunes for the structure’s lifted edges and the underground lake has resulted in the scheme being raised to form the ground-floor platform.
This exclusive development is set in a magnificent location, which in combination with the facilities makes the aqua park the frame in which sea, landscape, air and light converge.
JDS write in their project description, “In order to break with the rigidity of traditional architectural systems, Aqua Park is a building conceived as an environment, dematerialising its borders and merging into the landscape, assuming the relationship with nature in order to maximize the environmental experience.”