15 Of the Most Eye-Catching Fountains around the World
Modern Architecture never ceases to stun people with jaw dropping sculptures, amazing bridges, unusual buildings and spectacular fountains. It is one fascinating genre of art having evolved through several styles down the ages. Throughout the world, one style of architecture truly stands out for its captivating beauty and that is fountain art. This article showcases 15 of the world’s most spectacular fountains.
1 Metalmorphosis Mirror Fountain, USA
Metalmorphosis is a mirrored water fountain created by Czech sculptor David Černý and constructed at the Whitehall Technology Park in Charlotte. The 14-ton sculpture made from massive stainless steel layers can rotate 360 degrees which sometimes align to create a massive head. The fountain sculpture even has a live webcam.
2 Julie Penrose Fountain, USA
The Julie Penrose fountain is an addition to the Colorado fine arts center. Created by Bill Burgess, it is an open loop of silvery steel panels. The panels are fitted with 366 water jets that line the interior contours of the form. A hidden turntable beneath the sculpture allows it to rotate every fifteen minutes.
3 Water Boat Fountain, Spain
The water boat fountain located at Playa de la Malvarrosa in Valencia, Spain is a sculptural fountain that gives the illusion of a sailboat with jets of water.
4 Divers Fountain, United Arab Emirates
The divers fountain in the Dubai mall is like a huge waterfall that runs through the entire height of the mall reaching as high as all four levels. It is adorned with art sculptures of human divers made of fiberglass to create a dynamic visual spectrum complementing the rhythmic flow of water.
5 The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, Spain
The Magic Fountain is located in the Montjuic neighborhood of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was constructed in 1929 below the Palau national on the Montijuic Mountain to commemorate the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition.
6 Floating Faucet Fountain, Spain
This magic floating faucet fountain is located in Aqualand, Spain. It is held in place by a pipe that runs up to the mouth of the faucet and is concealed by the running water. Many such fountains exist around Spain.
7 Swarovski fountain, Austria
Located in a theme park in Wattens town near Innsbruck, Austria, the Swarovski Fountain is a promotional artwork for the Swarovski company which specializes in luxury crystal glass and jewelry design.
8 The Fountain of Wealth, Singapore
Among the world’s most spectacular fountains, this is the largest in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Located in Suntec City which is one of Singapore’s largest shopping mall, the fountain hosts a live laser show every evening for shoppers.
9 71 Fountain, USA
The 71 Fountain is situated in Ohio, USA on Highway 71, hence its name. The fountain is particularly famous because of its location that can be seen by almost all who drive past.
10 Charybdis Vortex Fountain, UK
The Charybdis actually seems like a vortex that rises up from the ground. Located in Northern England, it belongs to the Luxury Seham Hotel and Spa. The fountain was created by water sculptor William Pye in 2000.
11 Disney’s Fountain of Nations, USA
Located in Epcot’s Future World at Walt Disney World, the Fountain of Nations can be found in the center of the Innoventions Plaza. A water-show performs in the Fountain of Nations every 15 minutes with music set to various pieces from Disney movies.
12 Dubai Fountains, United Arab Emirates
This is the second largest choreographed fountain system in the world. It was constructed on the 30 acre artificial Burj Khalifa Lake in downtown Dubai. The fountain has been designed by WET DESIGN, a California company.
13 Banpo Bridge Rainbow Fountain, South Korea
Installed along 570m on both sides of Banpodaegyo Bridge, the Rainbow Fountain is filled with 380 nozzles spraying water from the river below out into a beautiful show of water, music, and lights. The unique feature is the different shows that the fountain has been programmed to play day and night.
14 The Fountains of Bellagio, USA
Located in the Bellagio resort and luxury hotel on Las Vega strip in Paradise Nevada, The Bellagio fountains can be found in the center of the Bellagio Lake. It is a large dancing water fountain that has been synchronized to music.
15 A digital fountain, Oregon, USA
This is truly captivating as one of the world’s most spectacular fountains. It is a digital water fountain sculpted by famous water and digital sculptor Chad Knight. The fountain is located in Portland, Oregon, USA.