Innovative Water Features – H2O Will Never Look the Same

Ancient Incan fountains outside of Cusco.

Powered then by gravitational forces and animals to provide pumping of water…

Powered by steam engines…

Powered by electricity…

Powered now by alternate solar…

Engineering technical advancements of water features have proven too cultivated into something we can only dream of.

Water feature technology has come a long way since their initial invention around 2000 BC. In Rome, they built an extensive system of aqueducts that ran from mountain rivers and lakes to provide water for fountains and baths.  In early modem Europe, fountains were found in embellished gardens of mansion of the wealthy. One of the more elaborate water systems of ancient time is in the city of Machu Picchu hidden in the mountains of Peru which supplied water to the Inca people who lived there over 450 years ago. They built a canal 749 m long with a slope of 3 percent. With the city walls, the water was made accessible through a series of 16 fountains.

Today’s water feature technology is designed for more aestheticism in lieu of architectural survival need.  Commercial designs have been taken to a whole another level of creativity with interactive capabilities and astounding light shows.

Adding a commercial water feature to your commercial property has numerous benefits and provides a desirable attraction to your place of business. Here are some of the benefits they can provide:

  1. Create an extravagant first impression for customers and guests.
  2. Provides added value to the property.
  3. Promotes alpha waves activates which are associated with relaxation while awoke and feeling peace and calm.
  4. Through relaxation you can lower your blood pressure, improve mental and physical health.

Take a look at some of the most marvelous modern day features designed to date.

Artwork of Malgorzata Chodakowska

Participatory and Interactive Source of Av. Barcelona.  This source is divided into four section that have large water jets and colored lights delighting young.  Designed by Guayaquil Siglo XXI.





Dubai Fountains – The Dubai Fountain is the world’s largest choreographed fountain system set on the 30-acre manmade Burj Khalifa Lake, at the center of the Downtown Dubai development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Charybids – In Charybdis at Seaham Hall Hotel in Sunderland the circular movement of water inside a transparent acrylic cylinder forms an air-core vortex in the centre. Steps wrap around the cylinder and allow spectators to view the vortex from above.  Created by William Pye.









The Fountain of Wealth – established in 1998 Guinness Book of World Records as the largest fountain in the world; located in one of Singapore’s shopping malls.



The largest fountain is the Musical Fountain at Dadaepo Beach. The fountain measures 2,519m2 (27,114 ft2 26in2) and was built by Sahagu Office in Busan, South Korea, on 30 May, 2009. Fountains typically spray water from a water tank. This particular fountain, however, sprays water from the ground and offers various fountain shows without the need of a water tank. The water reaches a height of 55 meters (180 ft. 5in), there are 1,046 nozzles, 1,148 lights.

Advancements in water feature technology has taken an evolutionary step since the ancient times when most were designed as means of survival.  Architects from all over the world have made dramatic strives at providing some of the most exquisite and ingenious water feature designs possible. Adding a commercial water feature to your property will impress your customers while providing a solace in the work place for your employees.

If this is an option you would like to explore with our Designscapes Team, please feel free to contact us for assistance.


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