The musical fountain on Slavija starts working

The musical fountain starts working on Tuesday, 6th June

Saturday 3rd of June 2017

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The general rehearsal of the future symbol of Belgrade on the busiest city square is scheduled for Monday, 5th June at 21:00 and the following day it officially starts working. The fountain is designed so that it occupies the whole central circular space and that is surrounded with the maintenance path and greenery. The central pool of 804 square meters is being filled with water.

The base of the fountain is a 32-meter-wide basin. Three-dimensional water images are produced by the central jet shooting the water 16 meters in the air and six spray rings. The water spray rings can combine nozzles and create complex patterns and they can spray on their own. The fountain mode will be divided into regular and reduced mode, while musical mode has its own system. The embedded software allows automatic operation of water images, light, sound, measuring wind speed and water level in the basin and reservoir. The fountain will have sensors for wind that will control water heights in order to avoid water on the street in case of bad weather. The system that will control the fountain will be placed underground. The central jet with six spray rings create amazing patterns combining lights and sound. The bottom of the fountain plate is equipped with 300 reflectors and peripheral pool with 75.

As far as music is concerned, famous world hits will be on the programme and the fountain will produce changing water patterns as music plays. The nozzles will move to Serbian Schlager music. A "totem" with special sensors will be set in front of the Slavija hotel and it will enable visitors to "conduct" water jets. This attraction will be open for three hours during the weekend, and after the park between Slavija and Kralja Milana Street is finished, the "totem" will adorn that area.

Slavija, the busiest city square with over 70.000 people passing, gets completely new look. The musical fountain will make the center of Belgrade even more attractive to tourists that in large number visit the capital, especially during summertime. It has been planned to shut down the fountain, as well as all others in the city, during wintertime and instead of it to be placed Christmas tree and New Year`s decoration. This new city attraction cost 1.8 million euros. "PMC inzenjering" company has been carrying out the project for six months. The original deadline for completion was 6th May, but at the request of the contractor it was extended for another month because there was not complete sewage infrastructure in the plans.