After the redesign of the Königsplatz area as part of the “projekt augsburg city”, the 2.2 m tall bronze female statue by the Italian sculptor Giacomo Manzù (1908 – 1991) was moved a few meters north of its original location. It was then placed in a new water basin, level with the ground, and rebuilt with new water technology.
In addition, a 16.5 m long seating bench made from Fuerstenstein diorite (in five parts, each element is 3.3 m long) with LED lighting in the base, was also delivered.
The Manzù fountain was originally donated by the IHK Schwaben and many other companies from Augsburg for the city’s 2000-year anniversary, and was unveiled in 1985. It is a popular meeting point on the Königsplatz.
|Trade name:||Fuerstenstein Granite (Diorite)|
|Petrographic name :||Diorite|
|Quarry:||Paradise Quarry, Paradies 8, 94538 Fuerstenstein, Germany|
|Coordinates:||13.322° E / 48.710° N (WGS 84)|
|Typical colour:||anthracite to dark grey|
fine/medium-grained; appears with white, partially also differently coloured veining of various widths and shapes as well as lighter and darker mineral accumulations
Jerry has been exclusively involved for over 22 years in design, manufacturing and construction throughout the world devoted to the water feature industry. Jerry joined Kusser in 2010 to provide special initiatives, designing and creating themes of aspiring wonder from the natural element of stone and water. He has a passion to create an awe and aspiring world class water display for any application and involved in all phases of the industry. Contact Jerry today to discuss your water feature desires.