Fanfare greets launch of Royal Parks drinking fountain

The Royal Parks Foundation (RPF) has launched the Tiffany Drinking Fountain, also called the Trumpet, for the eight parks it oversees.

Trumpeters of the Life Guards regiment heralded installation of the first fountain in Kensington Gardens and around half-a-dozen are due to go into each of the other seven parks.

An international competition singled out two designs and was funded by US charity the Tiffany & Co Foundation.

Architect Ben Addy designed the Trumpet. The other, Watering Holes by Robin Monotti and Mark Titman, will be made for Green Park this spring.

A competition spokeswoman said: "Most drinking fountains resemble mini urinals. We thought it was time to add beauty into the mix."


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