Water Feature Mock-ups

Mock-ups are where our concepts come to life. This is how we test new ideas, hone performance and push boundaries with new technology.

The mock-ups often incorporate the materials being considered as possible finishes and very aspect of the feature is tested – from water flow to jet performance to lighting effects. The process helps steer the design development and importantly, allows our clients to visualise their feature and experience how it will work.

This video shows a mock-up for one of our current projects. The parallelogram-shaped shallow pool tested here is just a small part of a feature that will include six pools, each measuring some 10m long. We experimented with hidden jets, totally concealed from view, which produce disturbances in the water surface creating ripples of increasing intensity. We also developed a sequencing programme to enable the jets to dance through a choreographed display.