• ADE was selected to design a water feature that would be world renowned for its innovative design and features. This choreographed dancing fountain adjacent to the Ferrari Theme Park at Yas Island was first conceptualized in this rough image. This feature was designed to the entrance to the Welcome Pavilion that would greet visitors as they arrived. Running a myriad of programs and shows, this feature has a passive daytime mode and a spectacular nighttime show mode to "WOW" visitors at the end of the day as they leave the park.

  • After the initial design was accepted, we began the design and engineering process by laying out our nozzles and lights in a plan-view format. The goal was to design geometric patterns that would lend themselves to an entertaining unique choreographed show (from differing view locations) in both the daytime and nighttime. We provided this image as one of our initial conceptual design layouts.

  • Once the nozzle patterns started to finalize and gain approval from our development partner, we begin to animate the feature to illustrate several of the performances in a typical show format. This preliminary "wire frame" animation was utilized to demonstrate our techniques and expectation as how the water could entertain. We provided this race-track / chase pattern to again illustrate the effects of the water feature. We employed this animation to determine natural effects such as wind velocity (on the nozzles) and to determine the splash radii as well as relational maximum spray heights.

  • The next step for us was to produce a realistic rendered images that would provide our development team an understanding of the desired finished product. This rendered image was used to illustrate a “Moment in Time” during a typical choreographed show. This night image also verified what a park guest might see as they were exiting. The nighttime view allowed the coordination of lighting and theatrical elements with other project / design team members.

  • The final video animation deliverable established the design intent and show functionality of the water feature. This rendered animation greatly assisted our development team visualize the fountain in action during a typical choreographed show. With the ability to be choreographed to music, this animation established just one of the many possibilities. The finished fountain offers a plethora of shows and programs that run throughout the day and into the night culminating with an entertaining, fantastic show.

  • After the conceptual process we engineered in excess of 200 sheets of Construction Documents that detailed the full Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, and Hydraulic Engineering for this world-class water feature. The engineering documents were delivered within an unheard-of five-month design period and were a coordinated effort between our USA based design staff and our Dubai branch office.

  • At the end of the design phase, ADE provided on-sight construction administration throughout the construction process. Over the seven-month construction period, we provided submittal and shop drawing review, construction oversight, and documented reports of the feature's status. During the construction process, ADE documented the installation of all-major equipment items, structural preparation, nozzle, and LED lights. This photo was taken in June, 2010 documenting the preparation of the structure during the construction process.

  • Part of our water feature designed included the unique patterning of the nozzle layouts that helped create a custom choreographed fountain. The nozzles were designed to rest on small granite pedestals to provide a consistent surface for the nozzles to be anchored / mounted onto while ensuring optimal performance. This photo was taken in August, 2010 and documented the layout and installation of the pedestals for the nozzle patterns.

  • During one of our final observations, ADE oversaw portions of the start-up and initial programming of the water feature. During this review, ADE provided final recommendations to the client based on our design documents and helped ensure a successful start-up of the water feature. This photo taken in October, 2010 was just prior to the grand opening of the Ferrari World Theme Park. This photo documented the feature initially being filled with water allowing the initial choreography of the water feature. We observed multiple items that needed finalization during this on-site review. Once corrected, these efforts ensured a successful start-up of the water feature.

  • Taken just after the initial programming, this image captured a snapshot of the water featuring during one of the many choreographed shows. The combination of the custom weir lighting and illuminated nozzle patterns allowed the feature to achieve the final design intent that ADE had originally envisioned nearly two years earlier during the creative design process.

  • The final image showcases the water feature as ADE intended it to be completed. Greeting guests and visitors as they arrive to the Ferrari Theme Park, the Welcome Pavilion Fountain truly is an awe-inspiring site for visitors and provides them with the "special" moment that the design was intended to create. This viewing perspective illustrates the water feature from the car park as visitors arrive. After two years, ADE was able to witness our vision for this feature "come to life" in October, 2010.

  • This video is an overview of the process that ADE set forth through the design and engineering of this water feature. The video showcases our animated renders, construction documents, onsite observations, and videos taken during the initial start-up. It was truly a "once in a lifetime" opportunity to be involved in this project.