More water, less material
A pipe emerges out of the ground in the park. A breach in the pipe releases the water. As much as being water efficient, we believe the fountain should be material efficient as well.
The fountain is conceived as a water device instead of an ornamental object. The focus isn’t the object but the water. The fountain is formed as a loop. Expressing the flow of the water out and back to the ground. The shape is playful, iconic and nevertheless subtle. Its single body acts as structure, carries the water and integrates seamlessly tap and drain.
The fountain is easy to use and self-explanatory. Its compact shape makes the access to the jet easy even for users in wheelchair. The release button is big and can be pushed with the hand instead of the fingers. The water-jet is projected horizontally to enable comfortable drinking and facilitate bottle filling.
The fountain is reduced to a minimum of components and capitalizes on strength properties and economy of material. The main body is made of a custom aluminum extrusion bent into shape. Aluminum offers lightness, strength and high corrosion resistance while being affordable. The tap and drain are cast in aluminum as well.
The foundation is built of precast lightweight concrete to reduce on-site operations. The base is buried with local ground and can be covered with grass. It includes a cover with limited access to the water connection, the drainage system and the pressure regulator. During the installation, the body is embedded in the base mechanically after its connection to the water inlet and outlet.