Charybdis – Vortex Fountain

Charybdis is an unusual inverted fountain designed by William Pye for Seaham Hall in Sunderland, England. It is made of a massive transparent acrylic cylinder filled with water flowing in a circular movement, which forms an air-core vortex in the centre. One appears to be looking at a solid uncontained block of water as the acrylic seems to have no substance.

Another one, named Caribdis, was created in 2012, 12 years after the completion of Charybdis, and was installed in Campinas, Brazil.

Images via Andrew Curtis and William Pye’s official website.

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