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
When it comes to fountain systems, Gert Fraunberger is your man. He will be able to give a quick answer to virtually any questions you might have on the subject of water and stone. The best idea is to get in touch with him right away.