Creative use of limited space
Social media star: 39,000 videos about the fountain at Taikoo Li shopping centre in Chengdu on TikTok China alone
Precise rhythm control and innovative water show programming
Lots of magic – in just ten square metres
The Taikoo Li shopping centre is located in the centre of Chengdu, China. Its open streets in a western-Sichuan style are the perfect mix of tradition and modern, boasting international brands, high-end restaurants and small shops with a unique ambience. But the charm of these winding streets was also the greatest challenge of this project: The design team was tasked with creating a fountain to act as a vibrant centrepiece in a central square as a way to attract visitors – and all in an area of just ten square metres.
When hearts beat faster
Just as planned, the OASE water feature has transformed a small square into a social, interactive platform that now forms the heart of the Taikoo Li shopping centre. The barrier-free concept for the splash deck fountain appeals to children in particular, as they can touch and play with the water – which in turn boosts sales of children's clothing in nearby stores. Children have always loved playing with water – and that won't change any time soon.
A water feature you're sure to hear about
The fountain system in Chengdu provides an extraordinary amount of spirit and variety in an impressively small space. Sometimes the water shows are graceful, sometimes playful: Sometimes they follow neat patterns, sometimes the patterns are random. The water droplets light up in every colour and create a dazzling show for everyone who watches, and it's not uncommon for spectators to snap images and videos of the water feature with their smartphones. The fact that there are 39,000 videos on the TikTok China platform and that the fountain has been copied several times by competitors also proves that this benchmark system is drawing a lot of attention.
Project fact sheet
|Project name||Chengdu DaCiSi Business Center|
|Year of completion||2015|
|Type of water||Fresh water|
|Location||Shopping centre/public square|
|Fountain type||Splash deck|
|Height of installation||10 m|
|Size (and shape)||10 m x 10 m|
|Fountain effects||Jumping Jets, |
Show and choreography,
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