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In the 1980s a promontory at Immenstaad, a small town on the shore of Lake Constance, was re-designed as a green space. A jetty was built and at its tip the Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl created a fountain sculpture. A 4.5 m (~15 ft) high bronze figure forms the center and its vertical structure juxtaposes the vastness of the horizon. The fountain is fed by lake water that falls as a veil into the circular fountain. The stones used in this sculpture are local Dornbirner Glauconite and Rorschach Sandstone, their origin -the Alps- visible across the lake. The fountain is edged with a half circle of natural stone steles that provide constantly changing images of the interaction between the lake water and the stone. The water sculpture was developed through water and wind experiments on a 1:1 model in the workshop of Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl. Opportunities for playful as well as contemplative interaction help shape the uniqueness of this sculpture.


Client: Gemeinde Immenstaad
Expertise: Water Design , Art and Fountains

Design: 1990 - 1991
Construction: 1991
Area: 160 m2 / 1.722 sq ft

GPS: 47°39’48” N / 9°21’57” E



"This project was originally produced by Atelier Dreiseitl under the leadership of Herbert Dreiseitl.
Since its merger with Ramboll Group A/S it is owned by Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl ."

© Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl