Kierland Commons Town Center

Phoenix, Arizona
Client: Woodbine Southwest Corporation

Kierland Commons is a mixed-use town center located within the 730-acre Kierland master planned community at the edge of Scottsdale. The upscale development features a hotel, commercial office space, retail shops and restaurants along a three-block Main Street. At its center is a town square featuring a unique interactive fountain whose design is based on the concept of water caught after a rainstorm in the recesses of desert rock formations. The water feature is an interactive play area in one of the main plazas, and provides a cooling respite to the desert heat. Intermittently, the fountain floods to create an oasis pool within the basin that then disappears. At night, the fountain jets are illuminated with colored fiber optics.