Watershaping advanced by leaps and bounds from 1999 through 2004 – a journey of artistry and practicality that was an inspiration to witness. In this retrospective feature, WaterShapes Editor Eric Herman reviews 25 key projects published during that time frame, offering an ongoing resource to watershapers while defining a Platinum Standard for the designers, engineers, builders and artists who use water as their chosen medium.
There aren’t many firms that can execute work on this scale, let alone do it halfway around the world. In this case, Crystal Fountains was asked to design and manage construction of a monumental watershape at the base of the City Centre towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. With precision jets that dance reliably every day, all year ’round, projects of this magnitude require tremendous discipline at every stage, from planning and construction supervision to commissioning the system for clients.