The Royal Glenora Club designed by Open Aire is located in Alberta, Canada, one of Alberta’s most exclusive private clubs, has just completed a major expansion. The piece de resistance is an impressive aquatic facility with a retractable glass OpenAire enclosure. When the roof is open in Edmonton’s short, sunny summers, members can enjoy an outdoor swim in a fresh, inviting environment. In the long winter months, they get the benefit of an airy, light-filled space with clear views of the surrounding river valley, giving the impression of outdoor swimming – without any worries about cold winds, rain or snow.
The new facility has replaced an outdated outdoor pool – which had limited value for members because it could only be used for a couple of months every year. The old pool was torn out, and two new ones – a lap pool and a shallow, child-friendly pool – were constructed in its place. OpenAire designed, manufactured and installed the 82 ft wide, 175 ft long and 24 ft high retractable enclosure for the two pools.