About Us

Our work strives to enhance our sense of surroundings, identity and relationship to others and the physical spaces we inhabit, whether feral or human-made.

Selected Awards
  • 2004 — Aga Khan Award for Architecture
  • 2009 — Mies van der Rohe Award
  • 2013 — AIA/ALA Library Building Award
  • 2015 — Best Interior, Designers Saturday
  • 2016 — AIA New York Honor Award

OneMinute – Diana Memorial Fountains

And here’s OneMinute number three. During my stay in London I visited Hyde Park. Located in this huge park is the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial. It’s an oval stone ring fountain which opened in 2004. Today’s video is about this memorial.

The fountain was designed by Kathryn Gustafson, an American landscape artist. It consists out of 545 individual pieces of granite. The fountain is about 50 by 80 meters that surrounds, and is surrounded by, a lush grassy field.

The memorial is a great place to hang out at. People are allowed access to the structure and to the water which makes it ideal on a typical hot summer day. Kids enjoy the water while their parents are sunbathing in the grass. As my younger brother pointed out, every city should have such a place. And it doesn’t cost the earth. In fact, with a price tag of ‘just’ four million euros, it’s dirt cheap for big cities!

Anyway, here’s OneMinute number three. You’ll now experience the Diana Memorial Fountains in just one minute!

Written by: Benjamin Feenstra