Opened by HM the Queen in 2004, the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain was one of the most high-profile publicly-funded projects in the UK and has since attracted millions of visitors, won a series of international awards and become one of London’s most popular attractions.
该设计表达了“伸出 – 放入”的概念，取自最受喜爱的威尔士王妃的品质，她的包容性和可接触性。喷泉的雕塑形式融入了伦敦海德公园的自然坡地，旨在辐射能量并吸引人们向内。喷泉是游客与水接触的热门场所，喷泉上有细致的凹槽和通道，与喷气机相结合，为水提供动感，并产生不同的效果。如“Chadar Cascade”，“Swoosh”，“Stepped Cascade”， Rock and Roll’和底部的静止盆地。水源位于喷泉底部出现水泡的最高点。从Serpentine旁边翻新的工厂房前面的储罐抽水，每秒大约100升的水。喷泉在顶部划分，使用地形将水分沿两条溪流向下转移，形成一个静止的反射盆。喷泉采用突破性的数字技术设计和切割技法，由545块康沃尔花岗岩制成。设计呈浅色环状，与周围的草地区域和种植形成鲜明对比。
The design expresses the concept of ‘Reaching out – letting in’, taken from the qualities of the Princess of Wales that were most loved;，her inclusiveness and accessibility. The fountain’s sculptural form is integrated into the natural slope of land in London’s Hyde Park and is designed to radiate energy as well as draw people inwards. A popular place for visitors to engage with the water, the fountain has detailed grooves and channels which combine with air jets to animate the water and create different effects such as a ‘Chadar Cascade’, a ‘Swoosh’, ‘Stepped Cascade’, ‘Rock and Roll’ and a still basin at the bottom. The water source is located at the highest point where water bubbles come up from the base of the fountain. Approximately 100 litres per second of water is pumped up hill from a storage tank in front of the refurbished plant room beside the Serpentine. Dividing at the top, the fountain uses the topography to divert the water downhill in two streams to form a still, reflective basin. Designed and cut using ground-breaking digital technology, the fountain is made from 545 pieces of Cornish granite. The design appears as a light-coloured ring which contrasts with the surrounding meadow area and planting.
Gustafson Porter + Bowman领导了项目的设计，从竞争到完成一直与经验丰富的团队合作。 其中包括：Barron Gould / Texxus（表面纹理），Bucknall Austin（项目管理），Geoffrey Osborne Ltd，Ocmis，Willerby Landscapes，Cathedral Works Organization，S McConnell and Sons，Surface Development Engineering Ltd（表面设计），土地顾问 ，David Hardwick教授和Shelagh Wakely（作为合作艺术家）
戴安娜王妃纪念喷泉在英国推动了景观设计的界限，并在完成后获得了压倒性的公众赞誉。Gustafson Porter + Bowman为这样一个世界级最引人注目的景观项目所需的令人难以置信的协作努力而感到自豪。
Gustafson Porter + Bowman led the design of the project from competition through to completion, and collaborated with a highly experienced team. This included: Barron Gould / Texxus (Surface texture), Bucknall Austin (Project Management), Geoffrey Osborne Ltd, Ocmis, Willerby Landscapes, Cathedral Works Organisation, S McConnell and Sons, Surface Development Engineering Ltd (surface design), Soil and Land Consultants, Professor David Hardwick, and Shelagh Wakely (As collaborating artist)
The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain pushed the boundaries of landscape design in the United Kingdom and received overwhelming public acclaim since completion. Gustafson Porter + Bowman are proud of the incredible collaborative effort required to deliver one of the most high-profile landscape projects in the world.
“Kathryn Gustafson和Neil Porter似乎是为了戴安娜的生活而设计了一个近乎完美的隐喻，这是到底偶然还是设计？在过渡到更广泛、更容易被接受的世界之前，水在这个规定的椭圆形花岗岩板块的周围环绕着潮起潮落，流动，喷涌和笑声……”
“Is it by chance or design that Kathryn Gustafson and Neil Porter appear to have designed a near perfect metaphor for the life of Diana?Water ebbs, flows, gushes and chuckles round and around this prescribed oval course of beautifully cut granite slabs, before filtering out to a wider and more receptive world…”
— Jonathan Glancey, The Guardian (2004)
2008 Highly Commended, AIA/UK Chapter Excellence in Design Awards
2007 International Architecture Awards, The Chicago Athenaeum
2006 Natural Stone Award, Stone Federation
2005 Shortlist, Design Week Awards
‘Families flock to Diana Memorial Fountain to bask in Bank Holiday heat’, Yahoo! News (2018)
’10 of the world’s most beautiful fountains’, BBC Culture (2017)
On ArchDaily (2017)
‘Peace at Last’, Evening Standard (2004)
‘Diana Memorial Fountain completed’, The Guardian (2004)
‘DeLank for Diana’, Natural Stone Specialist (2004)
Urban Landscape Design (2008)
‘Silent Cities’, Landscape Journal (2007)
Location: United Kingdom
Design: Gustafson Porter+Bowman