Crown Fountain

Chicago, IL, USA
Photo © Steve Hall - Hedrich Blessing
Photo © Steve Hall - Hedrich Blessing
Photo © Steve Hall - Hedrich Blessing
Photo © Steve Hall - Hedrich Blessing
Photo © Steve Hall - Hedrich Blessing
Photo © Steve Hall - Hedrich Blessing
Photo © Steve Hall - Hedrich Blessing
Photo © Steve Hall - Hedrich Blessing
Photo © Steve Hall - Hedrich Blessing
Architects
Krueck Sexton Partners
Location
Chicago, IL, USA
Year
2004
Awards

Patron of the Year, 2004
Chicago Architecture Foundation

Divine Detail Award, 2005
Chicago Chapter

The award-winning Crown Fountain at Millennium Park was conceived as a 21st century fountain as an interactive public sculpture in a new urban square. It highlights the elemental and sensual qualities of water, light and place. The challenge of the collaboration between Krueck+Sexton and Jaume Plensa lay in successfully interpreting the artistic vision, identifying new materials and technologies, and assembling them in a way that would allow the fountain to flourish. The integrated design is the result of a successful collaboration of engineers and artisans.

We consider this public project a seminal work of our practice. As a place where joy reigns, Crown Fountain reaffirms the power of architecture and art to improve and to inspire life.

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