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Student Designs City Water Feature

A Christchurch Polytechnic media arts student has designed an artwork with a drinking fountain for the new Centennial Leisure Centre.

Pippin Wright-Stow prepared the concept under the supervision of Bing Dawe of the Polytech and the Christchurch City Council's senior landscape architect, Dennis Preston.

It will stand about 3m high in metal, stainless steel and glass and it will be durable to combat vandalism.

The work of art will incorporate two drinking bowls, the lower one for children.

The Council's project and property committee today approved the $50,000 project.

This includes a $20,000 grant from Brierley Investments Ltd.

The Council's mayor projects co-ordinator, Mark Noonan, told the committee that a number of sketch plans were considered but the cost was prohibitive.

Thom Craig of Warren and Mahoney, architects for the new Centennial Pool approved the concept.

NB: Pippin Wright-Stow is a male and can be reached through the Polytech's media arts section: 364 9043.

Sam Fisher Corporate Communication Co-ordinator Christchurch City Council 03 371-1762

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