The winning designs in the Royal Institute of British Architects-organised competition will be installed next year, according to London Mayor Boris Johnson. He says, ‘I am impressed by the high calibre of designs and delighted that two British designers have emerged winners, from very strong competition across the globe.’
Johnson adds, ‘As we look forward to the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012, I am sure Londoners and visitors alike will enjoy sampling our finest water next spring from one of the newly installed fountains in our great parks.’
The competition jury described Ben Addy’s Trumpet design as strongly ‘design-led’ and Monotti and Titman’s Watering Holes as ‘art-led’, and the decision was taken to showcase them both.
The competition is part of a project from the Royal Parks Foundation and the Tiffany & Co Foundation to restore fountains across the Royal Parks and introduce new ones where old ones are beyond repair.
The winning designs will now be produced as full-sized mock-ups before rolling out to the Royal Parks and potentially other parks in the UK and across the world.