Set of Fountains at Islandia Square, Barcelona

The set of fountains in the square is made up of a series of waterfalls, outlined by clouds of linear sprays, and the surprising ‘Geiser of Iceland’ which appears randomly on the pond simulating a natural geyser in its different phases: air sparging announcing his appearance, a form of lava indicates that the eruption is imminent and the projection water spout skyward , which in the program will appear each time with a different height, as occurs in nature.

The high geyser of seventeen meters (donated by Icelandic sponsors, hence the project name), stands in the pond, 15 meters wide and 33 m long, 2 meters above the lowest point of the street .

Five large sheets of metal are fixed in rectangular form to open five waterfalls, (named after five waterfalls of Iceland), the slope of the street Espronceda each crowned by clouds of water spray. The vertical dimensions of the steel plates vary from 4.5 to 8 meters with a 5 m uniform. wide, allowing this “tectonic accident” respond to the scale of the union of the city. The space created by these plates, anchored firmly on the ground, introduces the passerby in the relationship of land, water and life.

Project Details

  • Project: Set of Fountains at Islandia Square, Barcelona
  • Project Team: Lumiartecnia Internacional, Imesapi.
  • Water Engineering: Lumiartecnia Internacional, Imesapi.
  • Client: Barcelona Municipality