If the past centuries have given us great masterpieces of architecture, including some of the most beautiful and elegant fountains of all time, we cannot deny that the truly spectacular ones are definitely the most modern. Design and art come together to create breathtaking water features that will leave anyone who comes across them truly astonished. And it’s no coincidence that these beautiful fountains are located in some of the most fascinating and exclusive locations in the world. Today we have chosen for you three of the most original fountains of all time.
1. Fountain of Wealth, Singapore
Its name is already quite eloquent: the Fountain of Wealth, the “fountain of prosperity” is located in Singapore, and in 1998 it entered the Guinness Book of Records as the largest in the world. Its structure includes a massive bronze ring 66 meters wide, supported by four columns inclined at a height of almost 14 meters. The fountain stands in the heart of Suntec City, one of Singapore’s largest shopping malls, and is its main hub.
If during the day it looks like an ordinary fountain, even if of gigantic dimensions, it is when the evening comes down that the show starts: in the dark, light plays follow one another thanks to dozens of lasers that cross each other to give life to incredible choreographies. In addition, for an hour a day, the water panel in the center of the fountain hosts laser messages in the background of the musical dedications offered to the audience.
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2. Jet d’eau, Geneva
Literally “jet d’eau”, the Jet d’eau is one of Geneva’s most famous tourist attractions, located where the lake of the same name flows into the Rhone River. Its spray of water reaches a height of 140 meters (a European record) and is so characteristic that it has become the symbol of the city of Switzerland. On the other hand, it can be seen from anywhere in the town and from above: did you know that you can see it up to 10,000 meters above sea level?
The fountain is nothing more than a pump, of the kind already used in the 19th century to manage the city’s water supply. But in 1951 a special one was created to be placed on the shores of Lake Geneva, so as to use its waters to ensure an uninterrupted jet of water.
3. Burj Khalifa, Dubai
If we think of Dubai, it is inevitable to imagine something majestic and imposing. The fountain at the foot of the Burj Khalifa – the tallest skyscraper in the world – is no less, of course. Any numbers? It is 275 meters long and the water jet can reach (and exceed!) 150 meters in height. It also has 6,600 lights and 50 projectors to illuminate the water, creating breathtaking plays of light.
It is also known as the dancing fountain because it offers fantastic choreography accompanied by classical Arabic melodies and international music. It is an absolutely unmissable sight for anyone visiting the city, especially when the evening falls and the light games become even more evocative.
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