Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JUL 2014

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76 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Nestled in Idaho's Treasure Valley, The Village at Meridian is an open-air mixed-use retail development of Center Cal Properties that offers an array of shops, restaurants, movie theatres and a spacious event area. Designed with European style architecture, the buildings and tree-lined village streets surround a park setting, replete with a children's play area and world-class show fountains choreographed to lights and music. The city of Meridian (pop. 75,092) is in the southwest corner of the Gem State, and its third largest city. But Meridian is growing fast, with its population more than doubling in the last 10 years. Meridian is just northwest of big brother Boise (pop. 212,303), the capital and largest city. The Village at Meridian, site of a former turf farm, and adjacent to Meridian's new 60-acre Julius Kleiner Park, is at the crossroads of Eagle Road and Fairview Avenue, the state's busiest intersection, according to Idaho DOT. "We worked with Outside the Lines (OTL), the water feature design/build firm with whom we had created Station Park in Top There are two rotating nozzles that can produce a vertical "basket weave" effect that consists of six interwoven water streams that can go up to 15-ft. This nifty effect requires pumping out about 208 gpm. Bottom Left Six multidirectional display nozzles (MDD), each with three axes, send the water in all directions. Each MDD is equipped with a fan-style nozzle that can produce a fan effect that is 15' tall and over 45' wide. This effect requires about 52 gpm. Bottom Right Each fountain nozzle has 3 RGB LEDs, individually controllable, for a total of 225 color-changing lights in the fountain. Each RGB LED can create more than 16-million color combinations. The lighting effects are controlled by a DMX (digital multiplex) interface. The DMX has remote device management, which allows the devices to talk back to the controllers. All of the effects, music and programs/schedules are controllable online using two computers and several programmable logic controller devices. A fountain app allows the leasing staff to control the fountain on their mobile devices. PhoToS: ouTSiDE ThE LinES (oTL) (Continued on page 78)

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