Drinking fountain, Royal Parks Foundation
Design a new drinking fountain for all eight of London’s Royal Parks, thanks to the Tiffany & Co Foundation
Celebrate the Tiffany & Co. Foundation’s 10th anniversary by designing a drinking fountain for the USA branch of the Royal Parks Foundation, established to enable to US to support London’s Royal Parks. Tiffany & Co gave a £850,00 gift to the Royal Parks Foundation, and now a competition is being held to design a drinking fountain to be rolled out across the capital’s eight Royal Parks.
The deadline for submissions is 22 September.
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The RIBA is delighted to announce the launch of an international open design competition on behalf of The Royal Parks Foundation and Tiffany & Co. Foundation for the design of a new drinking fountain which can then be installed throughout the Royal Parks in London.
Tiffany and Co. Foundation is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a $1.25 million gift to the Royal Parks Foundation (USA), a charity established to enable America to support the natural history and heritage of London’s Royal Parks. The programme, called Tiffany – Across the Water, focuses on ornamental and drinking fountains in the capital’s eight Royal Parks and will see the creation of a stunning new fountain in St James’s Park, restoration of the Italian Gardens in Kensington Gardens, as well as improvements to drinking fountains to benefit the Royal Parks’ 37 million visitors each year.
The competition challenge will be to create a well-designed drinking fountain to replace older Parks’ fountains which cannot be restored. The winning designer will see their work turned into reality in the Parks, with the hope that the design will eventually be adopted in other green spaces around the world.
The competition will follow a two stage process with up to 3 teams being shortlisted at stage two and invited to an interview to present their concept design. The competition will be open to entries from all design disciplines, e.g. architects, engineers, product designers, artists etc.
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, will launch the US/UK initiative on Monday 14 June by announcing the international competition.
To register for the competition: www.architecture.com/competitions