Stallings, North Carolina -
This water feature was envisioned as an interactive and architectural fountain, from the gray and red spiral granite center to the twisted spheres at the outer edge, which could serve as a central magnet of activity. The fountain is centered within the plaza, which continues the circular and spiral themes outward in the castings of the trench grates and tree grates, and the mechanics and pump building for the fountain was integrated into one of the picnic shelters near the pool. Brick seating walls with precast caps surround the edge of the fountain area, providing worn-out parents and patrons with places to sit and rest.
Fountain in a Can™ was utilized throughout the project. Three vertical flush jets power the center of the fountain as a dancing circle of aerated jets delights children with a random bouncing effect. Twelve embossed spheres surround the perimeter, each emitting an arching aerated stream towards the center of the fountain. Collectively, these 27 nozzles pump nearly 2,000 gallons per minute of recycled cool water, offering a host of opportunities for interactive play. While hosting park hours for play by day, the fountain also creates a timeless architectural statement at night as it illuminates the space in classic white.