The IJsfontein Dokkum (11 fountains)

Markt 28 Dokkum

The IJsfontein in Dokkum

The Ice Fountain is a plaything of the elements and no day is the same. Ice draws patterns on the copper skin of the sculpture. The extent to which the fountain forms layers of ice or not depends on the sun, humidity, temperature, wind and precipitation. Energy for the Ice Fountain is generated by solar panels. All around are trees that turn red in the fall. They refer to Boniface and his followers who were murdered in Dokkum. For optimal shading, the sculpture uses the lawful arrangement of leaves around a center point. The result of more than 100 million years of evolution in the plant world.

Artist: Birhte Leemeijer

Year built: 2018