Welcome!

News Feed Item

U.S. Firm, WET, Creates Official Fountain For 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games

- The Waters Of Olympic Park Unveiled at Opening Ceremonies

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WET, the Southern California-based, award-winning water feature design company responsible for the world's most iconic water and fire environments, including the renowned Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas, today unveils its latest creation, The Waters of Olympic Park, at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140207/LA59352)

Conceived, designed, engineered and manufactured by WET expressly for the Sochi Games, The Waters of Olympic Park is a creative and technological showpiece featuring choreographed water, fog and light. All the elements perform in unity, under the direction of WET's longtime choreographers, to the music of Russian composers, including Tchaikovsky and Khachaturian, in celebration of the 22nd Winter Olympic Games.

In addition to being featured in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, The Waters of Olympic Park serves as the epicenter of Medals Plaza and the backdrop for the medals ceremonies. It is designed also to function as a social centerpiece and entertainment hub for athletes, attendees and the global viewing audience. Russian general contracting firm Stroi International created the environment that houses the fountain. Following the close of the Games, the fountain will be gifted to the city of Sochi and remain a permanent attraction.

The Waters of Olympic Park measures 75.3 meters (roughly 247 feet) in diameter and holds approximately 700,000 gallons of water. The design features five symbolic Olympic rings formed from hundreds of WET's air-powered Shooters® which launch vertical columns of water up to 70 meters (230 feet) in the air. Interwoven with the Shooters® are WET's motion-controlled robotic nozzles which create sweeping fans of water that pirouette across the fountain's basin. Swirls of fog also glide across the surface, creating an aura of suspense before synchronized plumes of water emerge from underneath. At night, the columns of water transform into ultra-vibrant liquid fireworks, infused by hundreds of underwater, theatrical LED-powered stage lights (the brightest colored LED lights in the world). The drama is further enhanced by the feature's "night sky" effect, with thousands of twinkling "stars" appearing within the waters of the fountain, mirroring the sky above.

Said WET Co-Founder and CEO Mark Fuller, "WET is honored and we are thrilled to be part of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. The Games are the literal joining of athletes, countries and people celebrating excellence and the spirit of healthy competition. This is what inspires innovation and drives achievement. This quest for excellence is also at the core of WET and we are excited to express our passion through our work at this extraordinary global event."

The proprietary technologies used in The Waters of Olympic Park are all created, engineered and manufactured by WET to produce a magical, emotional and unique experience. Though all elements of WET's sophisticated and remarkable creations are conceived and made in the United States, the fountains ultimately are designed to become symbols of the communities in which they reside.

Since its inception in 1983, WET has created more than 220 water features in more than 20 countries on five continents. Holding more than 100 patents and employing more than 200 designers, engineers, architects, scientists, animators and choreographers, WET designs and manufactures all elements of its features in-house within its 50,000 square foot research center, 60,000 square foot manufacturing facility and 8,000 square foot design studio, all housed at its campus in the Burbank/Sun Valley region of Los Angeles, California. Named one of Fast Company's "Most Innovative Companies" in 2010, WET has received numerous design and business awards, and has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and CBS Sunday Morning. In addition to the Fountains of Bellagio, WET projects include The Dubai Fountain (world's largest fountain), the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympic Cauldron, Efteling in The Netherlands, and Revson Fountain at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. For more information please visit www.wetdesign.com.



More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
DX World EXPO, LLC, a Lighthouse Point, Florida-based startup trade show producer and the creator of "DXWorldEXPO® - Digital Transformation Conference & Expo" has announced its executive management team. The team is headed by Levent Selamoglu, who has been named CEO. "Now is the time for a truly global DX event, to bring together the leading minds from the technology world in a conversation about Digital Transformation," he said in making the announcement.
"Space Monkey by Vivent Smart Home is a product that is a distributed cloud-based edge storage network. Vivent Smart Home, our parent company, is a smart home provider that places a lot of hard drives across homes in North America," explained JT Olds, Director of Engineering, and Brandon Crowfeather, Product Manager, at Vivint Smart Home, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Conference Guru has been named “Media Sponsor” of the 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. A valuable conference experience generates new contacts, sales leads, potential strategic partners and potential investors; helps gather competitive intelligence and even provides inspiration for new products and services. Conference Guru works with conference organizers to pass great deals to gre...
DevOps is under attack because developers don’t want to mess with infrastructure. They will happily own their code into production, but want to use platforms instead of raw automation. That’s changing the landscape that we understand as DevOps with both architecture concepts (CloudNative) and process redefinition (SRE). Rob Hirschfeld’s recent work in Kubernetes operations has led to the conclusion that containers and related platforms have changed the way we should be thinking about DevOps and...
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and shared the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the develop...
In his Opening Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, John Considine, General Manager of IBM Cloud Infrastructure, led attendees through the exciting evolution of the cloud. He looked at this major disruption from the perspective of technology, business models, and what this means for enterprises of all sizes. John Considine is General Manager of Cloud Infrastructure Services at IBM. In that role he is responsible for leading IBM’s public cloud infrastructure including strategy, development, and offering m...
The next XaaS is CICDaaS. Why? Because CICD saves developers a huge amount of time. CD is an especially great option for projects that require multiple and frequent contributions to be integrated. But… securing CICD best practices is an emerging, essential, yet little understood practice for DevOps teams and their Cloud Service Providers. The only way to get CICD to work in a highly secure environment takes collaboration, patience and persistence. Building CICD in the cloud requires rigorous ar...
Companies are harnessing data in ways we once associated with science fiction. Analysts have access to a plethora of visualization and reporting tools, but considering the vast amount of data businesses collect and limitations of CPUs, end users are forced to design their structures and systems with limitations. Until now. As the cloud toolkit to analyze data has evolved, GPUs have stepped in to massively parallel SQL, visualization and machine learning.
"Evatronix provides design services to companies that need to integrate the IoT technology in their products but they don't necessarily have the expertise, knowledge and design team to do so," explained Adam Morawiec, VP of Business Development at Evatronix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
To get the most out of their data, successful companies are not focusing on queries and data lakes, they are actively integrating analytics into their operations with a data-first application development approach. Real-time adjustments to improve revenues, reduce costs, or mitigate risk rely on applications that minimize latency on a variety of data sources. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Jack Norris, Senior Vice President, Data and Applications at MapR Technologies, reviewed best practices to ...
Widespread fragmentation is stalling the growth of the IIoT and making it difficult for partners to work together. The number of software platforms, apps, hardware and connectivity standards is creating paralysis among businesses that are afraid of being locked into a solution. EdgeX Foundry is unifying the community around a common IoT edge framework and an ecosystem of interoperable components.
"ZeroStack is a startup in Silicon Valley. We're solving a very interesting problem around bringing public cloud convenience with private cloud control for enterprises and mid-size companies," explained Kamesh Pemmaraju, VP of Product Management at ZeroStack, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Large industrial manufacturing organizations are adopting the agile principles of cloud software companies. The industrial manufacturing development process has not scaled over time. Now that design CAD teams are geographically distributed, centralizing their work is key. With large multi-gigabyte projects, outdated tools have stifled industrial team agility, time-to-market milestones, and impacted P&L stakeholders.
"Akvelon is a software development company and we also provide consultancy services to folks who are looking to scale or accelerate their engineering roadmaps," explained Jeremiah Mothersell, Marketing Manager at Akvelon, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Enterprises are adopting Kubernetes to accelerate the development and the delivery of cloud-native applications. However, sharing a Kubernetes cluster between members of the same team can be challenging. And, sharing clusters across multiple teams is even harder. Kubernetes offers several constructs to help implement segmentation and isolation. However, these primitives can be complex to understand and apply. As a result, it’s becoming common for enterprises to end up with several clusters. Thi...