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cDonald Jones Architects (MJA) is
currently engaged in feasibility,
master-planning and schematic
design proposals aimed at delivering
the first Wavegarden in Australia.
The Wavegarden is a man-made lagoon that
uses patented Spanish technology to generate
surfing waves up to two metres high, with rides up
to 250m or 18 seconds long.
From beginners to aces, all levels of experience
are catered for in the design of this ingenious
creation, with three main surfing zones providing
different-sized waves. The height and length
of each one is equivalent to a high-quality
ocean-based wave, with one being generated
as frequently as every 30 seconds.
All ages and abilities will be catered for at
Wavegarden, with the unique attraction offering
a range of additional recreational activities
including high ropes, skate course, climbing
walls, beach volleyball, bouldering and open-
water swimming. It will also offer hospitality and
function centres, as well as high-performance
and training centres.
A full-sized demonstration lagoon has been
constructed at Wavegarden’s research and
development site in the Basque Region of
Northern Spain, where fine tuning and testing
of the wave generation system has resulted
in perfectly formed tubing waves that peel for
more than 220m without losing their power
or their shape.
Professional surfers from all over the world,
including Australia’s own Mick Fanning and WA’s
Taj Burrow, have tested the Wavegarden facility
and given it very positive reviews.
Sport and Leisure Centre
McDonald Jones Architects
This exciting, cutting-edge facility proves McDonald Jones Architects
enjoys pushing conceptual and architectural boundaries.
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