The Gujarat Science City is planning to install a new upgraded Musical Fountain including new state of the art equipment. The existing Musical Fountain was designed 16 years ago in 2004 and according to Science City officials, the technology has changed during this period and the same songs are being played repeatedly for a very long time. The present condition of the Musical Fountain is very poor and huge maintenance is required. So, the Gujarat Council of Science City (GCSC) plans to overhaul and upgrade the Musical Fountain with theme-based multimedia laser show with water screen.
The existing Musical Fountain in Science City is spread over 9000-sq.m of hexagon grid and is of the size of 55-m located on the north eastern side of the park. The pond area of the musical fountain is of 1300-sq.m with 65-m in length and 24m in width which includes 935 nos. of colour lights, 113 nos. of water jets, 2073 nos. of nozzles and 273 types of water effects.
The new upgraded Musical Fountain will include new state of the art equipment, development of a water screen based projection mapping system, different water effects as per the design plan of the Developer (yet to be selected), water fountain display with colourful lights, installation of multi-media projectors with a suitable theme consistent with the objective of Science City, laser light show, sound and light based project mapping system, sound and light based content development, computer related hardware, software for show control, sound and light design, surround sound system, implementation supervision, and integration of laser show.
The Science City is part of the GCSC’s plan to develop ‘edutainment’ – education through entertainment in the state. GCSC has in the existing development of the Science City, conceptualized and implemented projects, including inter alia India’s First IMAX 3D Theatre, Hall of Space, Hall of Science, Energy Education Park, Children Activity Centre, Musical Fountain, Amphitheatre, LED Screen, Life Science Park, Planet Earth Simulator, Auditorium and basic amenities like parking and cafeteria amid the beautiful landscape of the campus. It attracts an annual footfall of over 8 lakhs.