Traditional fountains are typically a shallow pool basin made from concrete, stone with tiered bowls or an array of foaming nozzles.
In the past, these types of public fountains served as places to meet while fetching water for drinking or washing. There were also landmark fountains designed to impress and serve as a focal points.
In much of today’s world and throughout history, fountains are viewed to embody symbolic, artistic and social ideas as well as enliven places and reinvigorate people. Structures of stone, metal or concrete, the success of a fountain design is ultimately determined by its aesthetic mastery of water and it’s interplay with light and the surrounding environment.