Fountain Fog Effects by Koolfog Captivate at K Square

The Metropolis of Davenport, Iowa, and the Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP) steered the re-style and design of an growing older city pocket park into a local community gathering location to host celebrations, concert events, and specific gatherings. The reimagined Kaiserslautern Square (also recognized as K Sq.) has been planned as a neighborhood out of doors recreation region to draw men and women, particularly families, into the heart of downtown and to improve the patronage of bordering area businesses.

K Square, named right after Davenport’s Sister Metropolis, Kaiserslautern, Germany, shares related attributes in demographics, economics, and geography. The Metropolis of Davenport shares different exchanges, such as experienced, youth, and religion base exchanges, cultural reveals, and the generation of Christkindlmarkt, resembling a regular German-type outdoor getaway marketplace. The renovation of Kaiserslautern Square is one more Town of Davenport & DDP local community growth initiative that pays homage to their sister town. In a nod to Kaiserslautern’s abundance of forest and drinking water, a distinctive fountain has been featured as a focal position for the revived park in Davenport, Iowa and is claimed to be the initially this sort of fog aspect in the region.

Fog Result Difficulties

Koolfog teamed with Crystal Fountains to renovate an current h2o attribute by creating a unique interactive fog fountain with a h2o-mindful point of view. In collaboration with Crystal Fountains, Koolfog co-created a Proper Gentle Fog Jet insert for their Ring Light-weight fixtures. Bryan Roe, President of Koolfog elaborates, “As with most jobs, we had to function within a individual spending budget to make a workable remedy. Our staff adapted an built-in solution to fog effects and lights to present an uncomplicated retrofit of the existing area. So, the style positioned the fog characteristic as a showcase centerpiece, highlighting its’ interactive character as plumes of dry fog are sequenced with bright lights in a playful rotation throughout the fountain’s grid”.

Zach Peterson, PLA, ASLA Landscape Design and style Architect, Division of Community Works- Cash Planning & Implementation for the Metropolis of Davenport has been pleased with the project.

“The fog feature was an quick strike with the young children! The nighttime facet of the job seems terrific! If I could alter anything it would be the look of the daytime procedure. Devoid of the lights, the impact of the fog in the course of the working day is considerably diminished.”

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Kaiserslautern Square, Photograph Courtesy of City of Davenport

The City of Davenport, together with RDG Scheduling & Layout, who assisted with initial development documentation, such as depth, lights and stormwater design centered upon the City’s original undertaking principle, acquired an ASLA Iowa Chapter 2022 Advantage Award for Excellence in Landscape Layout for Kaiserslautern Square.

Koolfog is presently functioning with Crystal Fountains to refine the fountain’s programming to enable for a higher fog influence construct-up in the course of the daylight hrs when fog dissipates more conveniently.

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