007 >>> Competition for three fountains for „square of Republic“
year >>> 2004
type >>> public space + design
location >>> náměstí Republiky, Pilsen, CZ
client >>> city of Pilsen
team >>> Tomáš Král
cooperation >>> Růžena Vicherová
date >>> 06 / 2004 - 02 / 2005 second stage proposal
status >>> competition - submitted, finalist

The proposed solution includes building three fountains, in particular at the edges of the square edges, there is a plague pillar at the northwest edge. Each fountain has a square shaped ground plan 9 meters per side – it keeps to the plague pillar ground plan proportion.
The fountains do not hold any clear first-look symbolics. Intuition and random play are accepted as equal means of creation. The “free form” of water is the basic inspiration. The fountains are intuitive shapes responsive to their surroundings. The right-angled geometry of the square determines only the square plan of the fountains. Water will be represented in various forms – as a spring, stream, flowing water, calm water level, steam and water spray.
The fountains will have a white finish, partially matte and partially glossy. The matte sections serve for sitting, there is a reflection of surrounding life in the glossy parts of volume. The material chosen for the fountains is synthetic matter. The fountain core is formed from shaped hardened polystyrene. The surface is covered by fibreglass. A polyester coating is used for the final finish.
© 2009 Tomáš Král