THREE FOUNTAINS FOR PILSEN
The fountains develop a monumental spatial concept of the Square, which was established in the Middle Ages. They complete the scale of proportion and material canon that was first used on the 1681 Plague Column in one of the four corners. Names of the three fountains are freely inspired by the Coat of Arms of the city. The concept defines architecture of the sculptural spouts as Spatial Signs, reviving the original concept of “wasserkasten”, big bowls accumulating water for public usage. Poems by Petr Borkovec were prepared to be inscribed on the surface of the fountains, but weren’t realised.
design for a competition 2004
inauguration 29. 7. 2010
Fujian black granite
bronze, stainless steel
angel - h. 4,9 m, 2 round bowls 2,8 m in diameter each
camel - h. 4,1 m, square basin 4,9 x 4,9 m
greyhound - h. 3,7 m, eliptical bowl 4,2 m in diameter
gilding David Blahout
architects Juraj Smoleň, Ondřej Dušek
sculptors jakub Vlček, Pavel Hošek, Michal Blažek
27 mil. Kč
Pražský kámen, s.r.o.
Xiamen Hottop Co., Ltd
Stará huť, s.r.o.