All about design of water feature fountains
This amazing architectural fountain and its great display of water jets, lighting and color has turned the ‘Stefania’ terrace bar, located in Tiraspol, Moldavia, into the center of the city nightlife. Its elegant design matches perfectly the contemporary look of the space. The successful combination of water, color and light that features this dynamic fountain is the outcome of a fine work performed by Safe-Rain S.L. and Opal-Success S.R.L in close partnership. Read more
With a large population that exceeds 190000 people, Tiraspol is a lively and quite modern city. Located in Moldavia, it is the second biggest city in the country. It runs along the banks of river Dniester and displays the great charm and character of fluvial towns. There is a curious milestone in the history of Tiraspol: in 1990 the citizens declared the city as independent territory. Now it is effectively the capital and administrative center of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (Transnistria). In Tiraspol tourists can still admire statues from the Soviet period, among them the one of Alexander Suvorov and an image of Vladimir Lenin located in front of the Transnistria Government building. Today the city reflects a contemporary soul that emerges in wonderful places such as the ‘Stefania’ bar terrace, where the outstanding dynamic fountain built with Safe-Rain equipment shines during the day and at night.
The design of this architectural fountain is simple, elegant and balanced. It is composed of three concentric rings with water jets that create different effects, together with an underwater lighting system that includes a nice array of colors. The outside ring has a radius of 2.30 m and its water jets reach a maximum height of 1.5 m, while the inside ring’s radius measures 1.05 m and the jets can reach a height of 1.5 m. In the center of the architectural fountain, a striking water jet with a maximum height of 5 meters stands out; together with the rest of the water features, it creates a dynamic and truly spectacular composition.
In order to accomplish a wiring-free structure, the project locates the technical room just under the fountain. This place contains the dry pumps and the control panel. Thanks to the Safe-Rain Stub-ups (wall bushings), the wires that control the water and color features were easy to lead from each underwater light fixture to the technical room. The wires are connected to the light fixtures and from them they go down towards the concrete slab. The stub-ups are located in the slab; they go right through it and make it possible to make dry wiring connections into the technical room.
One of the most attractive features of this fountain is the great lighting system that turns it into a real eye-catcher during the night. The submergible lighting solutions were chosen according to the nozzles’ geometric characteristics and the water jets’ maximum height. On order to prevent the inside ring’s nozzles from shadowing the water jet, an underwater 12 LED Ocean Light fixture was selected. As this is a foaming water jet, the 36W RGB LED turned out to be the best solution for its lighting. The light fixtures were professionally installed by the client, who located them at the right distance from the water surface. The outside ring mounts 25 Geyser Jets and 25 SEA 9 LED Crowns. The inside ring is equipped with 10 Snowy Jets and 10 12 LED Ocean Light Fixtures. Last but not least, the central jet has1 Cascade Jet and 4 12 LED Ocean light fixtures. In the latter case, the four 36W RGB Ocean light fixtures do not only provide the best lighting possible for the 5-meter cascade, but also keep an interesting aesthetical consistency with the SEA Crowns.
Safe-Rain supplied the material and equipment needed to accomplish the dynamic fountain project for the Stefania terrace bar in Tiraspol. Moreover, the company also provided the partner with technical advice when choosing the nozzles and the lighting system. Safe-Rain also did the calculations needed to choose the pumps according to the project. On the other hand, the partner was in charge of the manufacturing, installation and configuration of the control panel. Thanks to its exclusive and modern equipment and to the excellent cooperation work performed by both parts, today the Stefania terrace bar is a real landmark in the city. Now this is a contemporary and spectacular enclave where people can enjoy the most relaxing moments, always with colorful aquatic choreographies that make gorgeous days and nights.