William Pye Water Scupture


This version of Coanda is the focal point of the Roseline Sturdy amphitheatre in the Botanical Garden at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. The 250 seat amphitheatre is used for university classes and lectures, as well as for small theatrical performances and concerts.

This piece is called Hypanthium after the named for the cup shaped part of a flower which supports sepals, petals and stamens. See a video of the Coanda series here.

Material: cast, spun and rolled stainless steel, mirror polish finish

Height 1.9m. Diameter 1.25m

See other work in the Coanda series here

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  • Photo courtesy of Douglas Justice
  • Hypanthium
  • Hypanthium

Concept development


Completion and launch

  • The guests on inauguration day
  • The water is turned on
  • The guests on inauguration day