Longwood Gardens’ Main Fountain Garden will officially have its grand reopening this Saturday May 27, 2017. The fountain has undergone a complete reconstruction, its first revitalization since it was first built in 1931. Two years and ninety million dollars later, the fountain has been restored to its original glory with the technology of the 21st century. For the premier weekend, the Main Fountain Garden will be open Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM to 10 PM for ticket holders of the fountain show which will be part of Longwood’s “Summer of Spectacle” series.
In addition to daily fountains shows, guests will enjoy tours, concerts, and special events throughout the summer. The gardens will have extended visiting hours on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays for evening illuminated Fountain Shows. In addition, the popular Fireworks & Fountains shows, featuring illuminated fountains and fireworks choreographed to music, will return with six exciting special shows--the first on this Sunday, May 28.
The crown jewel of the most significant fountain collection in North America, Longwood’s Main Fountain Garden rivals the magnificent fountains of Europe with its beauty and ingenious application of leading-edge technologies and design. The Main Fountain Garden is a hallmark of the Longwood experience visited by more than 1.35 million people each year. As Longwood embarked on preserving the Garden, the team looked to the future to honor Pierre S. Dupont's vision and ensure the continued enjoyment of the fountains with an original concept of “adaptive restoration” guiding thousands of design, restoration, and technology application decisions.
Here is Curbed's festure on the Main Fountain Garden by Melissa Romero online. Please also visit Longwood’s website to learn more and to purchase tickets for opening weekend.
more information: Longwood Gardens' Main Fountain Garden Premiere Weekend
Opening 'Groene Weelde' at De Haar Castle, Utrecht
Wednesday 31 May is the official opening of a new visitors program 'Groene Weelde' at De Haar Castle Utrecht, to celebrate the completion of the recent park restoration curated by guest conservator Mariëtte Kamphuis, West 8’s Adriaan Geuze and artist & florist Denise Collignon.
The Stolen Paradise trilogy exhibits at MAXXI Museum
On 5 May 2017, Italian president Sergio Mattarella opens a new exhibition 'The Place To Be' at Rome’s MAXXI, National Museum of Contemporay Art. A new art piece by West 8: Eve, completing our original 'Stolen Paradise' site specific installations to form a trilogy, becomes another permanant collection of MAXXI Museum.
West 8 Partner Martin Biewenga presents WKCD Park project at AEDES Forum, Berlin
An exhibition on West Kowloon titled CONSTRUCTING CULTURE - Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District, co-organised by the Hong Kong’s Berlin Economic & Trade Office will take place in Berlin at AEDES, an architectural forum in Berlin.
Development of the Noorderpark Bridges is in full swing
West 8’s proposal to link three disjointed parks in Amsterdam North by means of a broad circuit track is in full swing. Currently large sections of the track are being constructed and a new bridge connection, which spans across the canal will be opened later this summer.
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