Technical fountain design methode of our office

The conceptualization of a fountain: a combination of theoretical knowledge,  experience, and experimentation.

During the conceptualization phase, we explore different hypothetical modes of functioning in order to choose the right technology and to design the optimal system. An initial theoretical approach is necessary to estimate the flow of water and the dimensions of the material.

When specific water effects are required, the proper apparatus must be accounted for in order to achieve the desired results. We use a test basin to run experiments, an essential step in order to craft certain effects because water is a difficult element to model so theoretical schemas can’t predict all of its behaviours. When creating a fountain, there are a number of aspects which first seem routine but then become complicated. Experience in fountain maintenance and empirical, observation-based understanding of flow rates are a necessary complement to theoretical knowledge and are essential to ensure a reliable installation of fountain works.

Example of a water trial to determine the necessary speed required to obtain a specific level of turbulence:


Example of a blueprint for the technical installation:

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Examples of technical installations :

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