Poznan

Freedom Fountain

  Plac Wolności 18 ,   Old Town         19 Apr 2022
Back in 2005 plans were made to revitalise the run-down Freedom Square, and the city authorities decided to go for a 'statement piece' - a large fountain to bring some interest to the mostly empty space. A competition was announced, with the first two winning entries eventually disqualified: the first was too heavy, and the second vetoed by the conservator-restorer, who found it too flamboyant (it portrayed giant birds launching into flight). The third-place entry, authored by Agnieszka Stochaj and Rafał Nowak, was the lucky one, and it was completed in June 2012, just in time for the start of EURO 2012. The 9-metre-tall glass, metal, and LED geometric structure has water flowing down its two wing-like elements and underneath a small wooden footpath, which has proven irresistable to most passersby.

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