Crystal Water Features at Expo2020
Each passing person or group's height is matched by the fountain jets which follow them as they walk along the concourse.
Listen to Creative Director, and feature designer Rob Miklua has to say about the Water Mirror feature.
This fountain utilizes the principles of sound waves + light metamorphosis + immediate responsiveness + motion + transformation. The primary activation is via body movements; action and reaction sequences and height recognition effects.
Three lines of individually addressed special sequencing jets are positioned between concourse columns and run parallel to the direction of public movement and flow. Strategically positioned, four stacked laser optical sensors are activated by visitors movement within a designated 2.5m wide “fun zone”. The “fun zone” is an imaginary area that functions as the people detection zone. The signals sent by each group of optical laser sensors are translated into activation language to activate the appropriate jets, jet heights and LED’s.
- Water Feature Layout: Each feature zone measures approximately 2.3m wide to include the sequencing jets.This zone measures approximately 12m in length. Sequencing jets are positioned 450mm on-centre to form a critical mass of water that follows the public.