by Professor Peter Spooner
The Wishing Well Fountain sits close to the Palace Garden Gate entrance to the Royal Botanic Gardens along Macquarie Street. The original design by Professor Peter Spooner in 1963.
The Wishing Well Fountain for the NSW Society for Crippled Children new layout was redesigned by Public Works Department NSW in association with by Phill and K.V. Taranto Architects in 1988.
The original design and layout was by architect Professor Peter Spooner in 1963 for the NSW Society for Crippled Children.
We have since discovered that the current design and layout of the Wishing Well Fountain is different to the original design and layout by architect Professor Peter Spooner. In the following extract from the City of Sydney, you can see the original design setting (left), was unsympathetically modified (right).1
Footnote & References
- Modern Movement Architecture in Central Sydney, Heritage Study Review by TKD Architects (Tanner Kibble Denton) for the City of Sydney, Issue D, March 2019, Project number 13 08581, p98, https://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/-/media/corporate/files/2020-07-migrated/files_m/modern-movement-architecture-in-central-sydney-heritage-study.pdf
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