Atkins’ design of Yas Waterworld in Abu Dhabi has won a Leading Edge award at the recent World Waterpark Association (WWA) symposium.
Judges highlighted Atkins for its design work and were impressed with Atkins’ architectural ingenuity, theming and original storyline.
WWA chairman, Jim Basala, said: “Each year the World Waterpark Association polls its membership in search of projects that stand at the forefront of the water attractions industry.
“Yas Waterworld in Abu Dhabi has been recognised for demonstrating this leadership and innovation through its storyline, park and ride design, theming and attention to every detail.”
With the themes of Emirati heritage and history briefed by the client Aldar, Atkins’ design pays tribute to the country’s pearl diving traditions.
Kevin Johnson, Atkins’ design manager for the project, picked up the award on behalf of the Atkins’ team in Las Vegas last week.
Yas Waterworld on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island will open to the public later this year and will incorporate 43 rides and attractions.