WET Design, Focus - Fountains of Citycenter at ARIA Resort, 2009
The Artists: These fountains were created by WET, the design firm responsible for the fountains at Bellagio and The Volcano at Mirage. WET, also known as WET Design, is a water feature design firm based in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1983 by former Disney Imagineers Mark Fuller, Melanie Simon, and Alan Robinson, the company has designed over two hundred fountains and water features using water, fire, ice, fog, and lights. and holds more than 60 patents pertaining to lighting, water control, and specialty fountain devices that use air compression technology.
The Installation: Just steps away along the outer entrance circle to Aria Resort you'll see Focus, an expansive, curved water wall made of highly textured stone, that is an ever changing wall of choreographed patterns. This water wall measures 250 feet long by 24 feet high, making it WET's largest water wall to date. This breathtaking, calming water wall brings a sense of peace as you enter the property. The fountain is programmable and the engineers can control the speed and direction of the water. The all-enveloping flow creates a calming ocean-like timbre.
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