MONTREAL, QC--(Marketwired - Dec 17, 2015) - Vortex Aquatic Structures International (, a manufacturer and world leader in aquatic play landscapes and entertainment solutions, today announced its Water Journey™ aquatic play solution has been recognized with a Good Design Award by the Chicago Athenaeum.

This year represents the 65th annual Good Design awards, organized by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. Good Design awards cover the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America.

Water Journey is a collection of four different events -- Labyrinth, Jet Dance, Race, and Tide Pool -- that are inspired by nature's flowing streams. Each event can be used separately or connected to provide unique play experiences, providing guests with the ability to engage with different life-like stream behavior as water encounters creeks, flood plains, ripples and cascades.

"Water Journey is an example of how we try to think about play differently," said Vortex President and CEO, Stephen Hamelin. "It enables social, physical and cognitive development of children through playing with water but not necessarily getting wet. We're honored that it has been recognized by the Good Design awards."

This is the second award in 2015 for Water Journey, marketed by Vortex and developed with design firms, Dikini and Daily Tous les Jours. Water Journey™ was previously recognized with a GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN Award for Best Street Furniture.

More information about Water Journey™ can be found at

About Vortex

Vortex Aquatic Structures international, headquartered in Montreal, Canada, was founded in 1995 with the introduction of the first Splashpad®. Vortex's use of the highest quality materials coupled with unique, inspiring design and state-of-the-art engineering, positioned the company as the world leader in aquatic play solutions.

In addition to its operations in Montreal, Vortex has regional sales and technical support offices in California, Michigan and Texas in the USA, Lyon and Paris in France, Valencia in Spain, Køge in Denmark and Shanghai and Beijing in China. The company has a global marketing and distribution network supporting Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and Latin America.

With over 6,000 installations worldwide, Vortex's mission is to lead the aquatic play industry by continuing to develop the most fun, innovative and safe products for families and children of all ages and abilities.

For more information on Vortex Splashpad®, Poolplay™ and Elevations™, Spraypoint®, Water Journey™, and Watermark solutions, please visit the company's website at

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