Project “aQaaQa” Rhederoord, Veluwe, The Netherlands

“I felt the water you”

Landgoed Rhederoord (Estate Rhederoord) was built in 1746 as a county “getaway” for Arnhem notables. The mansion is now one of the most luxurious hotels in the region.  The estate is surrounded by a 12 hectare private park that is adjacent to Veluwe National Park.

Cole Morgan was asked to design and construct a new fountain to replace the original destroyed during World War II. The 19th century architect Eduard Petzold designed the original fountain. Morgan has been working on this project for more than 2 years.

The water emanating from the fountain is glacial, pure, ready to drink and is said to be over 10,000 years old. The estate owner wanted the fountain to serve as a functional monument, so people can drink directly from it, while also providing an accent to the imposing facade of the historical building.

The black granite for the fountain came from China.  Local craftsmen constructed the monument,under the supervision of Morgan, an architect,  and the Rijksmonumenten Dienst (National Monuments Service).

The glacial water will be bottled and offered for sale in the region sometime this year. Morgan devised the name for the water “aQaaQa" and is also designing the label for the bottle.