Sergels Torg Fountain, Sweden
One of Stockholm’s best-known fountains is located in Sergels Torg (“Sergels Square”), the city’s most central public square. The Sergels Torg fountain was completed in 1968, and since 2000, the site has been designated a landmark of national interest for cultural heritage management.
The basin of the fountain contains a number of larger and smaller fountains. One special feature is the 64 round, glazed openings in the basin – providing a view of the fountain from the Sergel Arcade below. It was not until 1974 that the fountain’s main feature was put in place, Crystal Vertical Accent, a glass obelisk illuminated from the inside and designed by sculptor Edvin Öhrström.
HeidelbergCement’s subsidiary Betongindustri’s contribution to the project involved casting methodology, delivery performance (including concrete trucks and pumps), as well as ensuring the availability of pigment if the volume ordered increased during casting. In total, Betongindustri supplied 250 cubic metres of green-pigmented concrete cast in one stage.
Staff were also present during much of the casting, in case anything unforeseen were to occur, to offer decision-making support to supervisors on site.