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Client / Royal Parks Foundation / Tiffany Foundation
Budget / Confidential
Stage / Complete

International Competition Winner 2010

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2011

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The Royal Parks Foundation Drinking Fountain is intended as a formally elegant addition to the repertoire of urban furniture already provided in London’s Royal Parks. It is hoped that the design will be understood as being at once understated, accessible and joyful.

Excess water is caught by the flared ‘bell’ at the top and guided through the centre of the fountain to a drain at the bottom of the structure.

In considering the Grade 1 listed environments in which the fountain must be placed it is vital that it can exist as a high quality, contemporary piece of design that is compatible with a wide range of existing items of design, from many periods and in many styles.

Therefore the single most important consideration in the design of this fountain has been to ensure that its aesthetic qualities make it suitable for use in a wide range of circumstances – historic, modern, urban, pastoral…

The form has been tailored to suit modern means of manufacture and regulations, whilst also allowing for a sympathetic incorporation into important and sensitive locations.