Fontein Selwerderhof

Selwerderhof fountain

In front of the Selwerderhof cemetery great hall is a large sculpture in the round pond. It was created by Hans Ittmann from Amsterdam and is 4.5 metres high. The sculpture consists of five vertical stakes that protrude two dish shapes.

The spherical sides of the hollow are turned towards each other and the water spouts up through the stakes. The sculpture has organic shapes that are reminiscent of plants or fungi.

The Selwerd cemetery was laid out between 1939-1949 after a design by garden architects L.W. Copijn and J. Vroom Jr. The two great halls from 1949-1951 and 1963-1964 respectively were designed by then public works architect J.H.M. Wilhelm. Today the entire complex is a municipal historic monument.

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