FOUNTAIN DESIGN

Fountain audits and diagnostics

Whether it be diagnosing the problem or improving a fountain’s performance, we can evaluation and offer solutions for your installations.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE 
Hydraulics – Electrical engineering – Water treatment and chemistry – Lighting – Programming

pompes   SAMSUNG

We offer full diagnostic services and adapted solutions for communities or organisations who are having a problem with their fountains or merely want to improve their performance. These system audits and proposals for improvements are produced in connection with the available budgets and maintenance systems to ensure that the fountains continue to perform well in the long term.

armoire electrique   SAMSUNG

To improve the performance of your fountain, we offer:

  • An audit of energy usage and solutions to optimize the fountain’s energy efficiency 
  • Possible adaptations that would facilitate future fountain maintenance
  • Automation
  • Water treatment regimes that are perfectly matched to the installation
  • A complete technical audit of the installation

An engineer trained in the science and technology of water, Catherine Cane managed fountain maintenance for Paris between 1980 and 2001 as part of the Bornhauser Molinari company. She then specialised in the creation of fountains and water games.  Her long experience in the field has made her an expert in fountain materials and the possible weak spots in the materials used for their construction. She is also experienced in dealing with problems concerning hydraulics, electronics, mechanics, and chemical water treatment. Her work managing the highly diverse collection of fountains in Paris established her as a leading expert in both fountain diagnostics and solutions.

Fountains created and/or maintained by under Catherine Cane’s management with the Bornhauser Molinary group.

Selection of projects supervised by Catherine Cane as part of Bornhauser Molinary between 1980 and 2001

 TECHNICAL DESIGN AND INSTALLATION

Ville d’Avon, fountains at the Centre Saint-Barthélémy-de-Laffemas CCI de Melun (architect: Claude Paupe)
Ville d’Avon, fountain at Rond-point des Basses Loges
Ville de Boulogne, fountains
Ville de Clichy, Fontaine du Mail
Ville de Deauville, Fontaines du CID (architect: Patrick Le Goslès)
Ville d’Hagondange, Dynamic pond at the Parc des Schtroumfs
Ville de Hyères, Fontaine de la Place de la Gare
Ville de Nanterre, Column fountain at the Agence de Bassin Seine-Normandie
Ville de Marne-la-vallée, fountain/ice rink at the Hôtel New-York at Eurodisney
Ville de Montpellier, fountain at the Place de Tibériade
Ville de Nemours, fountain at the Place Entrée de ville
Ville de Nemours, fountain at the Place de la République
Ville de Saint-Ouen, fountain at the Place Montmartre
Ville de Paris, Fontaine Sigma, the anti-gravitational fountain at the Cité des sciences de la Villette (artist: M. Maridakis)
Ville de Paris, Champs de la sculpture Tangente fluide (artist: Manolis Maridakis)
Ville de Paris, fountain at the Place Bazeilles
Ville de Paris, fountain at the Monument dédié aux victimes du terrorisme (artist: Nicolas Alquin)
Ville de Paris, Water effects at La Défense (artist: Yaacov Agam)
Ville de Poitiers, ‘climatising’ fountain at Futuroscope
Ville de Riom, fountain at the Parc des sports de Cerey
Ville de Rouen, fountain at the Place Joffre
Ville de Rouen, fountain at the Tissot metro station

A SELECTION OF CREATIONS 

Ville d’Aurillac, fountain at the Place de l’Hôtel de ville
Ville de Brest, fountain at the Place de la Liberté
Ville de Cachan, fountain at the Place Ovale
Ville de Dammarie-les-Lys, fountain at the Archives départementales
Ville de Gennevilliers, implementation of water for Guy de Rougemont’s sculptures
Ville de Joigny, fountain at the Place Saint-Jean
Ville de Melun, fountain at Rue René Pouteau
Ville de Melun, fountain at the Place Jacques Amyot
Ville de Nîmes, fountain at the Parvis Sud de la Gare
Ville de Nîmes, fountain at the Place de l’Horloge
Ville de Paris, fountain at the Place Bazeilles
Ville de Paris, Water basins at the Centre national et de culture Georges Pompidou
Ville de Paris, fountains and water basins at Parc de Bercy
Ville de Paris, fountains and water basins at Parc André Citroën
Ville de Paris, fountains at the Place Stalingrad
Ville de Paris, fountains at the ZAC de Saussure
Ville de Paris, fountains at the Place de la Catalogne
Ville de Paris, fountains at the Place Jussieu (artist: Guy Lartigues)
Ville de Tours, fountain at the Place du Général Leclerc
Ville de Toulouse, recreational fountains at Aqualand
Ville de Villepinte, water basin and effects at the ZAC Paris Nord II

FOUNTAIN RENOVATIONS AND RESTORATIONS

Ville de Crouy-sur-Ourq, renovation of the Napoleon-era fountain
Ville de Paris, restoration of the fountain at Cité Trévise
Ville de Paris, restoration and lighting of the fountain at Place des Vosges
Ville de Paris, restoration and lighting of the fountain at Place de la Concorde
Ville de Paris, restoration and lighting of the fountain at Saint-Michel
Ville de Paris, restoration and lighting of the fountain at Square Sainte-Odile
Ville de Paris, restoration of water effects at the Bassin des Invalides
Ville de Tours, , restoration of the fountain at Place Jean Jaurès

FOUNTAIN MAINTENANCE

Coordination and supervision of the maintenance of more than 300 fountains in Paris and its surroundings between 1986 and 2003