A dry fountain will be turned on at Luzhniki Complex where renovation is ongoing. The fountain will shoot water from 144 jets mounted flush in the sidewalk pavers. The fountain bowl is installed underneath the pavement level.
The fountain will be flush with the pavements near the integrated swimming centre. It was designed under a competition that was sponsored by the Moscow Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning.
“The Luzhniki Complex reconstruction project includes the surrounding grounds as well as the sports facilities. Comfortable recreation space will be created for adults and children. Many interesting concepts will be used, including the fountain. It will resemble the fountain on the Krymskaya Embankment, but a bit smaller,” Moscow’s Chief Architect Sergei Kuznetsov said.
Mr Kuznetsov added that the new fountain will be 324 square metres in area.
The fountain can be controlled for height and pattern. A dynamic lighting system will change the water’s colours in the evenings.
“The fountain will be turned off during major events. This will be done to provide access to the swimming pool from the nearby Vorobyovy Gory metro station,” Sergei Kuznetsov noted.
Moscow’s first dry fountain was built in Babushkinsky Park on 19 July 2013. The second one was installed at Muzeon Arts Park on Krymskaya Embankment in September 2013. Information about the most beautiful and unusual fountains in Moscow is posted in this article on the mos.ru website.
Luzhniki Stadium is being upgraded for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This article on the mos.ru website offers an idea of what the rebuilt stadium will look like.