Experience the explosiveness of water jets streaming skyward or the stillness of an infinity edge through 48 award-winning pool, spa, and water environments, and meet the cosmopolitan visionaries who captured the essence each was attempting to create. GAVA: Global AquaTekture Visionary Award presents Edition II, showcasing the latest winners of the water-inspired design competition that celebrates AquaTekture, the discipline of designing, engineering, and erecting water environments and ancillary components with consideration to functionality, space, and aesthetics. Architects, landscapers, artists, designers, inventors, and contractors from around the world masterfully incorporated fountains, fire, mosaic designs and acrylic panels, including Cameron Leth of Polar Pools, South Wales, Australia, who captured the coveted cover. Hosted by Three V Enterprises, the 2nd annual GAVA Awards was sponsored by Structure Studios, Zodiac Pool Products, Brand, Ltd., Paramount Pool and Spa Systems and Pebble Technology, Inc.
Mary Vail, Joe Vassallo, and Virginia Martino founded the Las Vegas-based Three V Enterprises as a platform to seek out, honor, and celebrate artisans globally. In 2009, they established the Global AquaTekture Visionary Awards (GAVA), an international water-inspired design competition.