The Pearl Brewery Fountain is a captivating centerpiece of the Pearl Brewery Renovation project, an ambitious transformation of a former industrial area into a dynamic and thriving neighborhood in San Antonio, Texas. Spanning a 16-block district, the urban space now boasts repurposed historical buildings, thoughtfully designed plazas, restaurants, shops, and an enchanting interactive water fountain. This innovative project aims to revitalize the area while preserving its industrial heritage, offering both residents and visitors an engaging and vibrant community space.
The Pearl Brewery Renovation:
Once an industrial hub, the Pearl Brewery district has undergone a remarkable metamorphosis into a hip and vibrant neighborhood. The project has breathed new life into the area, preserving the historical character of the repurposed industrial buildings while introducing modern amenities and attractions. The result is a harmonious blend of the past and the present, creating a unique urban space that celebrates both tradition and innovation.
At the heart of the Pearl Brewery Renovation stands the Interactive Fountain, a captivating dancing fountain that mesmerizes visitors’ day and night. The splash fountain includes the innovative "Fountain in a Can™" fountain equipment, featuring a "pour in place" assembly that seamlessly integrates into the surrounding landscape. During the day, the fountain functions as a delightful fountain splash pad, providing refreshing water play for visitors of all ages. As the sun sets, the fountain transforms into a mesmerizing interactive water feature, enhanced by programmable LED fountain lighting that illuminates the space, creating a stunning visual display.
The Fountain in a Can™ is a marvel of engineering and design that includes a nozzle, sequencing valve, LED light, decorative grate, and integrated drain. This project incorporates custom Fountain-In-A-Cans that feature fountain jets that produces aerated, vertical streams of water that adds a touch of elegance to the fountain's appearance. The inclusion of programmable sequencing valves and variable frequency drives (VFDs) create the appearance of a dancing fountain. The addition of 360-degree, color-changing LED fixtures adds a captivating and dynamic element to the fountain, enchanting visitors with its brilliance.
The success of the Pearl Brewery Fountain project owes much to the collaborative efforts of various key players. Landscape Architect Ten Eyck, Master Planning by Rialto Studio, and Architect Don McDonald of Three Living Architecture contributed their expertise to bring the vision to life. The engineering prowess of Pape-Dawson and Jordan Skala ensured the project's structural integrity and functionality. CACE and Bos Lighting played vital roles in enhancing the district’s beauty and illumination. Harvey-Cleary Builders skillfully executed the construction, turning the vision into a concrete reality.