Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain
A beautiful spot of emotional landscape design




This unique Memorial to Diana Princess of Wales in Hyde Park London was opened by Her Majesty The Queen on 6th July 2004. It is a fascinating example from landscape design.

Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain is a favourite landscape design for many people in London becuase of its brilliant water feature successfully communicates with visitors.

Diana was the best loved princess in Britain and the fountain is a monument in Hyde Park for her.

 


The design aims to reflect Diana's life - Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain - Hyde Park, London by Jason Hawkes (Corbis images)


Landscape architect Gustafson Poter succeed in evocating Diana's soft character and her ethical activities through using water. The design aims to reflect Diana's life, water flows from the highest point in two directions as it cascades, swirls and bubbles before meeting in a calm pool at the bottom. The water is constantly being refreshed and is drawn from London's water table.

 


The two sides of flowing water were intended to show the two sides of Diana's life, both happy times and turmoil - Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain by Uli Harder (Wikimedia)

The most impressive fact is that the physical elements of fountain design such as smooth shape of the fountain, or materials enable people to move emotionally! Surely it is the power of good design.

 


Diana was the best loved princess in Britain and the fountain is a monument in Hyde Park for her - Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain - Hyde Park, London by Richard Humphrey (Wikimedia)

Although described as an oval stone fountain, it has the form of a large, oval stream bed about 50 by 80 m (165 by 260 feet) that surrounds, and is surrounded by, a lush grassy field. The granite streambed is from 3 to 6 m (10 to 20 feet) wide and quite shallow and is laid out on a gently sloping portion of the park, so that water pumped to the top of the oval flows down either side.

 


Emotional Landscape Design - family and friends gathering - Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain by Marc Schulz (Wikimedia)

One side of the stream bed descends fairly smoothly to the downhill end of the oval with gentle ripples. The other side consists of a variety of steps, rills, curves, and other shapes so that the water plays in interesting ways as it flows to the tranquil pool at the bottom. The two sides were intended to show the two sides of Diana's life, both happy times and turmoil.

The Diana Princess of Wales Memorial fountain was built with the best materials, talent and technology. It contains 545 pieces of Cornish granite - each shaped by the latest computer-controlled machinery and pieced together using traditional skills.

This 545 individual pieces of Cornish granite were cut using sophisticated computer-guided cutting machines by S. McConnell & Sons in Kilkeel, Northern Ireland.

This design for peaceful sound from flowing water was best idea to reflect Diana's character. In order to make various kind of water flowing sound, they designed different depth and different width depends on the part of the fountain.

The Memorial also symbolises Diana's quality and openness. There are three bridges where you can cross the water and go right to the heart of the fountain. The owner of The Royal Parks in Hyde Park London hope visitors will feel at home when they visit this special place, and feel free to sit on the edge of the Memorial and refresh your feet.


Good design is always offering great experience to its owner and their guests.


Flowing water of peaceful sound - Princess Diana Memorial Fountain - Hyde Park, London by Pam Fray (Wikimedia)


Cornish granite - Princess Diana Memorial Fountain - Hyde Park, London by Peter Trimming (Wikimedia)


Surely it is the power of good design - Princess Diana Memorial Fountain - Hyde Park, London by Christine Matthews (Wikimedia)


Princess Diana Memorial Fountain, - Hyde Park, London by Christine Matthews (Wikimedia)


Flowing water was best idea to reflect Diana's character - Princes Diana Memorial Fountain - Hyde Park, London by Colin Gregory Palmer (Wikimedia)


Princess Diana Memorial Fountain - Hyde Park, London by Bill Henderson (Wikimedia)


This design for peaceful sound from flowing water was best idea to reflect Diana's character - Princess Diana Memorial Fountain - Hyde Park, London by Chris Downer (Wikimedia)





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Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park London - is a fascinating landscape design offering great experience to her guests.