Cameri, September 11th, 2021
With the two innovative floor fountains of Forme d’Acqua, Piazza Santa Maria di Cameri changes its appearance
The historic fountain in Santa Maria square was the subject of a major redevelopment that embraces the entire historic center of Cameri (Novara). The company from Cavallino-Treporti (VE) Forme d’Acqua Venice Fountains oversaw the design and technical and technological implementation of the water features, enriching the statue of the Virgin Mary (symbol of the square since 1740) with two innovative floor fountains. The inauguration was held on the evening of Saturday September 11th with the switching on of the water games and lights.
On Saturday 11 September at 9PM the company of Cavallino-Treporti (Venice) Forme d’Acqua Venice Fountains was in Cameri (Novara, Italy) where the inauguration of the two fountains in Piazza Santa Maria was held. This realization is part of a redevelopment of the historic center, which involved via Giacomo Matteotti up to Santa Maria square, where the pre-existing fountain was enhanced in a contemporary perspective aimed at sociability, with a floor system of games of water and light, which will soon be surrounded by a new pedestrian area equipped with seating and tree-lined areas.
This intervention replaces the two pre-existing basins placed on the sides of the column of the statue of the Virgin Mary (symbol of the square since 1740), which had been built in the 1970s to replace a round base fountain characterized by a series of central jets. With this new project, the face of the square has been completely changed, replacing the concrete pools covered in mosaic with two floor fountains with nine nozzles each, which fit harmoniously into the context and generate a profound sense of well-being and vitality. If off, the area becomes accessible again and fully usable for events and other occasions.
Forme d’Acqua oversaw the design and technical and technological construction of the two fountains, dealing with the entire MEP part (acronym for mechanical, electrical and plumbing) and with the programming of the water and light effects, which gives greater emphasis to the project, especially at night, when the water is colored with innumerable colors and reflections given by the RGB + W LED spots. An innovative DMX system allows the creation of choreographies of water and lights, but it is the coordinated use of color that offers the fountains greater spectacularity, which is reflected in the overall redevelopment project of the square.
A peculiar feature of the company is the construction of fountains designed according to an eco-sustainable perspective, which requires that the water used is always the same, because it is automatically filtered and balanced in the right levels of acid and chlorine, so as to be constantly clean and crystalline, both to preserve the high aesthetic value and to preserve the correct functioning of the mechanical part. To make the fountains even more innovative there is the My Fountain app, the application conceived and created by Forme d’Acqua, which allows remote control, management and monitoring of the main parameters in an effective and immediate way.
Gianluca Orazio, CEO of Forme d’Acqua, tells the project: “With Forme d’Acqua we have been designing and building fountains all over the world for years, working for individuals, companies, but above all for public administrations that increasingly require the creation of games of water to increase the value of urban centers. Year after year, the element of water assumes a progressively greater importance, appearing as a fixed presence both in new buildings and in restorations. In Cameri we have returned the water to Santa Maria square, but with a new modern and innovative look designed to enhance the entire context, making it a space dedicated to socialization“.
The entire project, strongly desired by the municipal administration and represented by the Mayor Giuliano Pacileo, aims to redevelop and secure the entire historic center of Cameri, with its squares and main streets, through interventions aimed at its revaluation and urban decor. In a few weeks, the entire intervention of Via Giacomo Matteotti and Santa Maria square will be inaugurated, in the meantime we can say that the project has enhanced the square with two modern fountains surrounded by stone seats and a reborn pedestrian area. When the intervention is completed in all its parts we will be able to witness the transformation of Santa Maria square into a new urban hub of socialization, which will be chosen by citizens and travelers to spend moments of pure relaxation and leisure in contact with water and architectural beauties of the city. The design and construction supervision was handled by the architect Paola Piccoli.