COOL?? ๐Ÿ˜Ž OR WEIRD?? ๐Ÿคข Crown Fountain - Chicago, USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Davinadang0205Published: October 19, 2018Updated: October 22, 2018
Published: October 19, 2018Updated: October 22, 2018

Crown Fountain is an interactive work of public art and video sculpture featured in Chicago's Millennium Park
Designed by Jaume Plensa and built by Krueck + Sexton Architects, Crown Fountain uses numerous design elements including water, light, and glass to create a unique meeting point and reflection space. Though not originally constructed as such, the Fountain has become an interactive summer urban oasis for families and visitors who take refuge in the space during Chicagoโ€™s humid summers. The two identical 50-foot towers project video images from a broad social spectrum of Chicago citizens, a reference to the traditional use of gargoyles in fountains, where faces of mythological beings were sculptured with open mouths to allow water, a symbol of life, to flow out. The collection of faces provides tribute to Chicagoans and was taken from a cross-section of 1,000 residents representing Chicagoโ€™s vast demographics in terms of age, gender and ethnicity. Jaume Plensa is an award-winning Spanish artist and sculptor with a significant amount of work set in the context of public sculpture. His work has been installed in a variety of countries including Spain, France, Japan, the United Kingdom, Korea, Germany, Canada, and the United States.
Krueck + Sexton Architects is a Chicago-based, internationally-recognized architecture firm founded by Ron Krueck and Mark Sexton. Tom Jacobs was named the third principal in 2011. During their 30-year history, they have completed a wide variety of projects that have received numerous national and regional award

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