Fountain on Place Saint-Lambert

Halinka Jakubowska

1997

Within the framework of the redevelopment of Place Saint-Lambert in Liège, a competition was held by the city of Liège to design a sculpture and fountain as a finishing touch to this great urban renovation. It was the artist of Polish origin, Halinka Jakubowska, who won the competition. The work confirms the mineral aspect of the redesigned square, entrusted to the architect Claude Strebelle.   The granite sculpture is composed of three sections, each supplied with a bubbling jet of water, which generates a waterfall effect that breaks into circular waves on the polished stone.
The sculpture was financed by a group of sponsors including Codic.
Halinka Jakubowska was born in Poland, in Slubice, a small town located close to Oder on the German border.  Her family came to Belgium in 1972, where she attended Mady Andrien's sculpture classes at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Liège. It was the sculptor Lambert Rocour who introduced her to stone as a medium.

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