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Six architectural designs for a ceramic water fountain in London

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Six architectural designs for a ceramic water fountain in London
Image: Zaha Hadid Architects

Six British architects have unveiled their designs for the Architect’s Journal public water kiosk competition.

Architects Zaha Hadid Architects, Studio Weave, Hopkins Architects, Eric Parry Architects, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris and ADAM Architecture, revealed their schemes in response to a brief from Architect’s Journal in collaboration with promoters turkish ceramics, which called for new pop-up drinking fountains in the city of London.

Each proposal incorporated ceramic details into their design while also referencing the architectural history of the water kiosk.

The submitted designs range from a cantilevered canopy and collection pool by Zaha Hadid to AHMM’s vision for new street furniture exposing the ‘subterranean infrastructure beneath the roads’.

ADAM Architecture’s monument style formation features original tile patterns, while Eric Parry Architects propose a structure which could host either an ice cream vendor, coffee stall or news stand.

Hopkins Architects’s design is a precast concrete structure which ‘emerges from the ground to create a ceramic shelter and Studio Weave has presented a network of freestanding ‘watering poles.’

Image: Hopkins Architects

Image: Studio Weave

Image: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM)

Image: ADAM Architects

Image: Eric Parry

Courtesy Architect's Journal


 

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